Vulcanite is compressed (vulcanized)rubber. Vulcanite was a less expensive material than jet and used for similar jewelry items.
(also called ebonite) is a hard, moldable, polished dark colored (ranging from brown to black) early rubber. was produced by adding sulfur to vulcanized rubber. It was used for combs, ornaments, and buttons.
Vulcanite: A hard, moldable dark brown or black plastic used for memorial pieces in the mid-Victorian period.
A hard, moldable dark brown or black early plastic sometimes erroneously called "gutta percha". This material was used for memorial pieces in the mid-Victorian period.
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, vulcanized natural or synthetic rubber, thus not a mineral due to organic composition, lack of crystal structure, and not naturally occurring.
Water, a liquid (but naturally occurring ice is a mineral).
Ebonite (also called vulcanite) is a hard, moldable, polished dark colored (ranging from brown to black) early rubber. Ebonite was produced by adding sulfur to vulcanized rubber. It was used for combs, ornaments, and buttons.
The earliest plastics, like , Bakelite, celluloid and lucite were used for a wide variety of purposes, including among them gem simulation.
Ebonite: An early rubber produced by adding sulfur to vulcanized rubber. It is dark, moldable and hard. Also known as vulcanite. It is sometimes confused with gutta percha. Combs and buttons are some of its uses.
Known as mourning jewelry, Queen Victoria wore it in tribute to her deceased husband. The pieces were black and made of various types of materials: gutta percha, , bog oak, ebonite and black glass.
Imitations abound and therefore buying real Jet is quite a task. French Jet is black glass made in USA. Dyed horn and plastics, Vulcanite, a sulpherized rubber, or the sap of the Mayan tree is also passed off as Jet.
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