I hand cut this contemporary, polished jet focal bead using genuine jet from Russia. The measurements are shown in the listing title and the bead has a 2.5mm side drill hole. It has a high polished finish all around.
CHAIN NOT INCLUDED.
I work in a variety of natural jet from around the world but most of it is from Russia, Tennessee, or Whitby, England. The material from Whitby is world renowned as the blackest, hardest, and shiniest of all jet varieties but most commercial jet these days if from Russia.
Jet is a kind of gem grade lignite coal that has been used in beads, jewelry, carvings and ornament 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.