One of the most ancient symbols known to man has been hand-carved from jet. It is said that the skull represents life and humanity. Crystal skulls are a popular item in meditation and many people seek them for their natural healing abilities. They symbolize life and rebirth, but can also amplify thoughts and intentions.
Jet is compressed anthracitic coal originating from wood and is harder than the usual forms of coal. When held, it is surprisingly light for its size.
In healing, it is a calming mineral which can be used to dispel fearful thoughts and to protect against illness and violence. It also helps in business and with finances. Aligns with the base chakra and enables the movement of the kundalini.