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Victorian French Jet Bar Brooch


“French jet”- actually very dark black glass - became the go-to material for producing modestly-priced mourning jewelry during the late Victorian era. It was a reasonably affordable alternative to the popular Whitby jet, a form of fossilized wood mined from one small area in England. This brooch features French jet pyramid studs affixed to a black lacquered base.


  • Materials

    French jet pyramid studs, brass, black lacquer

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Good - significant loss to the black lacquer on the back; a few of the studs have small chips

  • Size

    2 7/8" x 7/8"





please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.