Carved Whitby Jet Necklace c.1890
Fine Whitby Jet necklace consisting of hand carved beads interspersed with faceted jet beads allowing it to reflect light.
Whitby Jet is a mineraloid found in the cliffs at Whitby, North Yorkshire and was made hugely popular by Queen Victoria when she wore it in mourning jewellery.
The necklace is in excellent condition with a secure Whitby jet barrel clasp and is 42cm long.
Sale includes a protective box (not the original). Originally purchased in the UK.