Exquisite large carved Whitby jet ivy leaf brooch! This remarkable Victorian Whitby Jet brooch features an ivy leaf motif with a tubular hinge and c-claps closure. Jet was highly fashionable in court due to its light weight and capacity for intricate, lavish designs, with its popularity growing in 1860 when Whitby's W. Hamond opened the first jet jewelry store. Consequently, the material's popularity increased in Victorian society.
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Materials: Authentic Whitby Jet
Measurements: 2 1/3 inches wide and 1 5/8 inches tall
Weight: 14.7 grams
Condition: Very good condition with no chips or nicks. A lovely antique piece of jewelry!