Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin
Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch. Victorian Carved Faceted Black English Jet Sash/Scarf Brooch. Alternative Stock/Cravat Mourning Pin

Antique Whitby Jet Long Bar Brooch

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This extra long antique Victorian bar brooch is carved out of Whitby Jet, an ancient mineral gemstone found in and around the cliffs in Whitby, a seaside hamlet in England famed for producing the best Jet in the world. Just imagine adorning yourself in a 180 million year old gemstone!

This is a type of brooch would have likely been used to fasten a sash at the hip during the mid to late 1800s. Queen Victoria had set a trend for wearing a sash over the shoulder and across the bosom but these days it makes for a unique and elegant pin to anchor your scarf or pashmina.

The jet is carved in a classic faceted pattern, it is austere without being plain and it would have been an essential and versatile piece of mourning jewellery back in the day. Whitby Jet is synonymous with Victorian mourning, so strict was British etiquette that upon the death of King George VI in 1830 the government issued an official decree that proclaimed "the only ornamentation that shall be worn shall be of jet"

A heavy duty silver tone metal pin back with a tubular hinge, and c-clasp complete this classic and affordable piece of Victorian Whitby jet jewellery, highly collectible and good for the gents or the ladies!

GEMSTONE: Whitby Jet
MEASUREMENTS: 2-1/2" (6.5cm) across, 8mm wide, 7.5mm deep
CONDITION: in excellent antique condition with no damage to the Jet and the pin back in perfect working order
DATE: circa 1860
WEIGHT: 6.4 grams

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Materials: Whitby Jet, Silver Tone Metal.