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Jis forJet

Jet, also called lignite, is not a true mineral or stone. It is fossilised decaying wood. The original structure of the wood can be seen in jet under a microscope. Jet is black and has been used to make jewellery for many years. It was quite popular to make mourning jewellery, for wearing at funerals.

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