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Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch
Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch

Antique Victorian Carved Whitby Jet Mourning Brooch

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Not to be confused with French Jet, which is glass this charming antique brooch is made from Whitby Jet, a fossilized mineral gemstone millions of years old that is only found in Whitby, a seaside hamlet in England.

Dating to around 1870, the brooch is generously sized in an oval shape with a domed profile so it would have made quite the statement when worn. The jet is beautifully hand carved in a pineapple like cross hatched pattern and polished to a glossy sheen. A brass fitting at the back with a sturdy pin stem and c-clasp completes this classic mourning brooch made popular by Queen Victoria who wore such jet jewellery in mourning for her beloved Prince Albert.

The brooch is in very, very good antique condition with expected signs of age and careful wear. There are a couple of tiny nibbles to the edges to the jet that are only visible under magnification and the pin back is in perfect working order. It measures 1-3/4x 1-1/4" (45x33mm) with a depth of 16mm and weighs 14.7 grams.

A wonderful and highly collectible example of genuine antique English jet mourning jewellery and a testament to the skill of the Victorian jet carvers of Whitby. Our shop is located in the heart of the old Whitby jet jewellery industry and our jet is locally sourced.