Whitby Jet Antique Pendant | Black Heart Carved Victorian Jet with Iron Pyrite Druzy Pendant | Gothic Revival Pendant - 20 Inch Black Chain

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A glossy black heart pendant inset with a twinkling pyrite druzy disk, this beautiful Victorian fob is carved from a single piece of Whitby Jet. The highly polished finish gives lovely reflection to the jet - a very elegant piece of Victoriana that would originally have been attached to a fob chain as an ornament.

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Whitby Jet is a black organic gemstone once mined in the English town of Whitby. It is very surprising to hold as it is extra light, weighing half of what an agate piece of the same size would weigh; no wonder it was prized for the large mourning necklaces popular in the Victorian era.

The heart is suspended from a silver plated wire loop that wraps around the heart, sitting securely in a deep groove. The back is flat and highly polished.

Size: .9 x .9 inches or 23 x 23mm and approximately 7mm thick at the highest point.

Age: c.1870

Weight: 4.6 grams (pendant only)

Condition: Very good with a proviso - there is a hairline crack or fissure across the back of the pendant - this does not show through to the front and the necklace is priced accordingly. (Please see image #5. ) Otherwise, no chips, no scratching and the wire is holding the jet securely.

Please note that the light patches on the pendant are reflections in the highly polished jet.

The Chain:
Presented on a new blackened brass chain, 20 inches or 51cm long. Shown on a life size torso in image three.

Janne's Notes:
Love. A very beautiful fob pendant, black with a touch of sparkle - perfect!

There is a lot of information on the internet about Whitby Jet and its very interesting history. http://geology.com/gemstones/jet/

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