Joanna Macey says "Don't be afraid of your sorrow, or grief, or rage. Treasure them. They come from your caring." Jet is used in traditional mourning jewelry. This focal bead is made from genuine jet from Russia. I have combined it with fossil mammoth bone beads. 24" stainless steel 1.5mm bead ball chain, gift box, and information card included. The jet helps us as we process our grief over climate change and mass extinction. The fossil mammoth bone beads remind us that our species is not the first to go through an extinction and we will not be the last. Fossils bring the wisdom of the ancestors into the present. Jet is a kind of gem grade lignite coal that has been used in beads, jewelry, carvings and ornaments for over 15,000 years. It's a true fossil fuel jewel. Jet reached its greatest popularity during Victorian times as traditional mourning jewelry. For this reason it is still associated metaphysically with alleviating grief and depression. It is also said to help with financial stability. While the "energy" of other crystals and stones can't really be measured, the energy of jet can be measured in BTU's and joules of actual energy because it's a fossil fuel jewel! See other custom cut focal beads, cabochons, earrings, chains, and more throughout my DVHdesigns store.