"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 barrette features faceted French jet modeled in a dynamic zig zag pattern.
French jet on black lacquered brass base
Very good - lacquer on the underside of the clip is worn
7/8" x 3 1/8"