Blybold is shiny, rare, and therefore inherently valuable in the BC jeweler markets. The appetite for gems of any sort of Fringeling origin has become ravenous, riding on the current trend of frontier fetishism among the BC elites. Blybold is also exceptionally hard. Engineers and scientists have yet to substantively research the substance due to it's exorbitant prices, but many theorize that it may have paradigm-changing properties in the realm of material science. So far, any bit that grazes its surface is quickly dulled without making a mark.