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Jet 2mm Heishi Bead - 8.25" Strand

Jet 2mm Heishi Bead - 8.25" Strand

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  • 2mm Jet Heishi Bead
  • 8.25" strand
  • Approximately 12 beads per inch
  • Each strand is slightly different based on the one-of-a-kind nature of the stones
Unlike many gemstones, jet is not a mineral, but is rather a mineraloid. It is a black organic rock that's derived from wood that has changed under extreme pressure and salt water or freshwater.  Popular in the Bronze Age (about 2500 BC) for necklaces.  It can take on a beautiful polish!

Jet as a gemstone was fashionable during the reign of Queen Victoria, during which the Queen wore Whitby jet as part of her mourning dress, mourning the death of Prince Albert. Jet was associated with mourning jewelry in the 19th century because of its sombre color and modest appearance and it has been traditionally fashioned into rosaries for monks.
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