Jet is a type of lignite, a precursor to coal, and is a gemstone. It has an organic origin, being derived from wood that has decayed under extreme pressure for millions of years. It can be found in the U.S. southwest and northwest (New Mexico, Utah, Colorado) as well as England, Spain, Poland and Turkey. Our stone is from New Mexico, and is a vivid, rich black. The Black Jet Nuggets are impressive in size, ranging from 30-to-48mm in dimension. They vary in size and shape, creating a wonderful interplay of slopes and curves. They are smooth to the touch and polished to a soft sheen. The overall effect is striking; a chunky and showy piece, suitable for both dressing up and dressing down. We've paired the Nuggets with 2mm and 5mm Vintage Czechoslovakian Nailheads, in complementary shades of black and pewter black. The Nailheads are faceted, giving off a subtle sparkle. They are placed at the top of the Necklace, streamlining the silhouette and ensuring wearer comfort. The Necklace is finished with Sterling Silver Rounds and Hammered Sterling Toggle Clasp, and adorned with a Southwest Designs Sterling Charm. The piece weighs 256 grams and is 22-1/4 inches long (when wearing, a vertical hang length of about 7 inches).
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