Top Three Benefits of Jet
- Protection from negative influences
- Purification of the aura
- Connection with Earth energy
Jet Healing Properties
Jet is a powerful protection and purification stone. Like most black or brown stones, it is grounding, and connects you with the powerful field of Earth energy beneath us. Grounding is an experience of being fully embodied and authentically present.
A jet amulet is perfect for people doing magical work, especially for shamanic work, journeying, and astral travel. Jet will help keep you grounded, purify your energy, and protect you from any negative or malicious energy you may encounter.
Jet helps you face your current situation honestly, while helping protect you and clear negative attachments. If you are stuck in a situation in your life where you suspect you are hiding from reality because it is too overwhelming to face the truth, Jet can provide gentle support to get clear on your own boundaries and find your power in the situation. Ultimately, jet helps you integrate the lessons of the experience so you can move forward.
The Earth itself is the ultimate healing energy field we have available to us on this planet. Jet helps us tap into this vast reservoir of patient clarity to see the truth of who we are and what we need. The result is personal empowerment grounded in the quiet confidence of self-connection.
Jet as a Gemstone
Jet is a type of lignite, a brownish-black low-grade variety of coal. Coal is a sedimentary rock that forms when decomposing organic materials are compressed under extreme pressure over long periods of time.
Jet has been used in carvings and amulets since the Neolithic period. In Rome it was used in protective amulets, and the Victorians used it for rosary beads and jewelry to wear in periods of mourning. Jet is soft compared to say, sapphire, but it can be polished to a high-sheen and is relatively durable as a gemstone.
Whitby Jet is produced in Whitby, England, and is considered very high quality.
French Jet is not actually jet–it is black glass made to simulate jet. It became popular in the 19th century and is still easy to find in antiques. Real jet is lighter and warmer to the touch than glass.
Jet is sometimes referred to as black amber. This may be because they both can let off an electric charge when rubbed. However, amber is fossilized tree resin and forms in a completely different manner to jet, so this is a misnomer.
Azabache is the name for jet in Spanish, and generally refers to jet from the northern coast region of Spain. It is used as a protective stone in Spain and is very popular along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trails that run through Europe to the Spanish coast.