This is an organic material, a form of fossilized wood which has become almost pure carbon. A bituminous coal found in various parts of the United States. Jet has historically been used for mourning jewelry (especially during the Victorian era), cameos and rosaries. Like amber, jet has the ability to become electrically charged when rubbed. Jet is said to ease anxiety and depression, especially manic-depression. It also awakens people to their higher selves and increases clairvoyance. The base chakra is opened, stimulating the kundalini, and the emotional and etheric bodies are partially aligned.