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Victorian Whitby Jet Beaded Necklace Carved Lignite Graduated Beads Black Amber Vintage 1880 Antique Gothic Black Beaded Mourning Jewelry

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Sold by: The Jewel Seeker

Victorian Whitby Jet Beaded Necklace Carved Lignite Graduated Beads Black Amber Vintage 1880 Antique Gothic Black Beaded Mourning Jewelry offered by TheJewelSeeker. The beads arehand knotted and strung on what appears to be Black beading silk. The beads are graduated in size from 26.1 mm to 8.2mm. The largest in the center graduating to the smaller at the clasp. The clasp is jet with a gold filled spring ring clasp (marked 1/20th 12K GF). 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 67 beads. It’s an incredible piece of 1860’s – 1880’s Victorian Mourning Jewelry. The length of the necklace is incredible. All of the beads are in very good condition for their age.

“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). Whitby Jet is also refered to as “Black Amber” and/or Lignite. Lignite is an accurate description, because it is burnt wood, so to speak.

Color: Black
Approx Measurements: 37″ long beaded necklace; The 28 graduating beads measure from the largest center bead of 26.1mm to the smallest jet bead near the claps 8.2mm.
Condition: Excellent, although the beading thread is a bit loose and the larger center bead has some crazing. 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 jump ring that is identified as Gold Filled

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ALL the items in my shop are vintage or antique and have been previously worn. Items will show wear commensurate with their age and any major flaws will be noted. Many enlarged close, detailed photos are taken for you to view. You can find the definitions of conditions in our FAQ Section below.

IMPORTANT INFO: Although I do my best, Photographing jewelry for size reference can be a little tricky, and often items look larger on screen. Colors can also vary depending on computers. So, please refer to the description of color and measurements for actual size. All items are described to the best of my knowledge. If you have any questions, please feel free to convo me You, the buyer, are the final judge after viewing the photos and reading the description.

Most items have been cleaned, but there may be some additional cleaning that will need to be done to meet the standards of the buyer.

I do recommend that if you purchase earrings, to disinfect the hardware with several wipes of alcohol (be careful to avoid the stones). NOTE: Clip on Earrings may need to be tightened or loosened, according to the size of ear lobes. You can obtain an “earring key” online at jewelry supply shops, or take it to your local jewelry store.

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Victorian Whitby Jet Beaded Necklace Carved Lignite Graduated Beads Black Amber Vintage 1880 Antique Gothic Black Beaded Mourning Jewelry offered by TheJewelSeeker.

By Purchasing this item, you agree to our policies and have read the items full description US sellers are not authorized to collect VAT/customs fees for other countries.

Attention International Buyers! Please be aware that there may be VAT, import or customs fees in your country. These fees are your responsibility, and we cannot be aware of the fees for every country. Please check with your local postal service for more information. We do not refund those fees. ALL the items in my shop are vintage or antique and have been previously worn. Items will show wear commensurate with their age and any major flaws will be noted. Many enlarged close, detailed photos are taken for you to view. You can find the definitions of conditions in our FAQ Section below. IMPORTANT INFO: Although I do my best, Photographing jewelry for size reference can be a little tricky, and often items look larger on screen. Colors can also vary depending on computers. So, please refer to the description of color and measurements for actual size. All items are described to the best of my knowledge. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me You, the buyer, are the final judge after viewing the photos and reading the description.

Most items have been cleaned, but there may be some additional cleaning that will need to be done to meet the standards of the buyer. I do recommend that if you purchase earrings, to disinfect the hardware with several wipes of alcohol (be careful to avoid the stones). NOTE: Clip on Earrings may need to be tightened or loosened, according to the size of ear lobes. You can obtain an �earring key� online at jewelry supply shops, or take it to your local jewelry store.

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Additional information

Weight7 oz
Dimensions9 × 6 × 2 in
Brand

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