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Victorian Whitby Jet Necklace


Attention soft goths: you'll want this chunky, graphic 1860s necklace. It was made to be worn as an element in one's mourning ensemble during the first months of bereavement. Whitby jet, the fossilized wood material of choice for this type of jewel, is where the term "jet-black" comes from. The necklace is composed of long links with interstitial striped ovals one of which is a pendant and another is a concealed clasp.


  • Materials

    Whitby jet, black lacquered base metal

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good - some loss to the black lacquer on the metal links

  • Size

    21" length, 1 7/8" pendant and bale





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.