Ancient Jet bead from Afghanistan


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Excavated jet bead from Afghanistan. The bead is an approximately chunky 22mm x 20mm x 9mm jet bead. with 1mm bow-drilled hole. Ancient 800-1000 year old bead. Priced for individual sale, not as a set.

According to Wikipedia: Jet is a type of lignite, a precursor to coal, and is a gemstone. Jet is not a mineral, but rather a mineraloid. It has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure.