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Victorian 9ct Whitby Jet Cameo Pendant

Lovely mid Victorian 9ct gold pendant featuring a beautiful Whitby jet cameo.
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Sales price $ 590.00
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Description

Lovely mid Victorian pendant featuring a carved Whitby jet cameo in a 9ct gold mount.

No hallmark as is common with this age of jewellery but tests as 9ct gold with jeweller's acids. Excellent antique condition and a good solid piece.

Whitby jet is a black mineraloid found in the cliffs around Whitby in Yorkshire, UK. It was at the height of its popularity in the mid 19th century when Queen Victoria favoured it as mourning jewellery.

Size: 4cm x 3cm not including bail. Weight: approx 9g.

The sale includes a protective box (not the original) but does NOT include the chain which is for illustrative purposes only. Originally purchased in the UK.