Stunning vintage Victorian style earrings made from hand-carved Whitby jet. Each earring houses a lovely black geometric carved Whitby jet stone dangling below a rope style gilt chain and wire top. These are authentic jet and not glass...light and easy to wear. A stunning pair, and must have!
Whitby Jet was brought to the attention of the world by Queen Victorian who used Whitby Jet as part of her mourning attire.
Jet is a type of lignite, a precursor to coal, and is a gemstone. It has an organic origin, being derived from decaying wood under extreme pressure. Whitby Jet is the fossilized wood from species similar to the extant Chile pine or Monkey Puzzle tree Today Whitby Jet is highly collectible and sought after worldwide.
Materials: Whitby jet
Measurements: Each earring measures roughly 1 3/4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide.
Weight: 4.2 grams together
Condition: Good condition. A stunning pair!
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Our collection consists of pieces that are of antique and vintage condition, which means that all our items are second-hand and used. Customers are not purchasing 'new', 'perfect' and 'unworn items', and as such, should expect wear and imperfection. It should be expected that these pieces will have normal wear and tear according to their age. Wear could include patina, scuffs on the gold, slightly loose but secure stones, and light scratches on the stones. We try our best to photograph everything accurately with detailed pictures that can be enlarged and will point out any flaws we feel are noteworthy. Please review the photos carefully before purchasing and reach out to us with any questions.