Jet, though known as black amber, is not amber at all. It is driftwood that has fossilized, metamorphosed to lignite coal. Jet is a soft, dull stone, but it will take a very high polish, even to a mirror finish. This is one of the things that has made it popular in talismans, jewelry, and carvings for centuries. 

Jet’s energies of purification of energy and vibrations bring about protection on many levels. It has been used extensively for protection against evil and all negative energies. It is also a powerful protector against psychic attacks. Jet also has energies making it protective to finances and business and brings stability to these realms. It reaches the height of these properties traditionally when worn as a pendant or necklace set in silver.  In purification processes, jet may absorb some of the unwanted negative energy, so it should be cleared/cleansed fully after each use, and it will be happy to work with you again.

In the spiritual realms, jet has many uses. Protection is one, particularly against sickness and violence. It is also used for clairvoyance, past life work, and psychic work in general, as it purifies the vibration of the information coming in. Jet is used to remove energetic attachments, particularly those from other people, and it sloughs away negative energies. This makes it a particularly good choice for assisting in clearing the aura.

Jet is a stone kind to people in difficulty and fear and has a very calming energy. Healing grief is a primary purpose for jet in the emotional realm. It brings grief to the surface in a gentle manner to be alleviated and healed with the protection of sympathy and comfort. Jet also eases anxiety and depression, calming anxious or fearful thinking as well as delusions. Ease of anxiety and depression can then bring about inner growth, increase self-reliance, and ease change in any areas of life.

Chakra: Root
Zodiac: Capricorn
Numerical Vibration: Number 8
Color: Black
Hardness: .5-2.5