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Victorian WhitbeyJet Beaded Necklace

$650.00 $150.00

Victorian WhitbeyJet Beaded Necklace Carved Faceted Beads Sterling Clasp Vintage 1880s. Antique Gothic Black Beaded Mourning Jewelry, offered by TheJewelSeeker. “Jet is a product of high-pressure decomposition of wood from millions of years ago, commonly the wood of trees of the family Araucariaceae. Jet is found in two forms, hard and soft. Hard jet is the result of carbon compression and salt water; soft jet is the result of carbon compression and fresh water. The jet found at Whitby, in England, is of early Jurassic (Toarcian) age, approximately 182 million years old. Whitby Jet is the fossilized wood from species similar to the extant Chile pine or Monkey Puzzle tree (Araucaria araucana).” (According to Wikipedia). Jet is also and often referred to Black Amber or Ignite.

The beads have been restrung on what appears to be Black beading yarn. The beads are fairly even in size from 7.5mm. The clasp is a more modern 1940s 1950s thumb spring ring. The beads have been tested with a surface rub, exposing the smokey brown-black color. This is a gorgeous, strung necklace with a total of 80 beads, not including the small Jet spacer beads (2.25mm). It’s an incredible piece of 1860’s – 1880’s Victorian Mourning Jewelry.

Color: Black
Approx Measurements: 17.5″ long beaded necklace; The 28 graduating beads measure from the largest center bead of 4,41mm to the smallest jet bead near the claps 3.9mm and about 30 smaller spacer beads

Condition: Excellent, although the beading thread is snug and there are some beads that have lines that look like they are crazed and some flea biyes. We did not want to disturb the beads by trying to clean or wash them, so it comes “as found”.
Approximate Date: 1860’s 1870’s 1880s
Hallmarks/signature: Unsigned other than the box clasp.

SKU: GJE Vi50 November2019

$650.00 $150.00


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Specification: Victorian WhitbeyJet Beaded Necklace

Brand TheJewelSeeker
Weight7 oz
Dimensions8 × 6 × 2 in

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