Whitby Jet Antique Pendant | Victorian Jet Pendant, Oval with Carved 'Gemstone' Cross I Gothic Revival Pendant - 20 Inch Matte Black Chain


An intriguing Victorian pendant made from Whitby Jet.

The oval Gothic Revival pendant has a raised cross of carved, faceted 'gemstones' expertly hand carved in a high relief design; the highly polished finish gives lovely reflection. An elegant example of Whitby Jet that looks great on a matte black chain.

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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 pendant is carved and routed to the front with a plain highly polished and gently curved back and is suspended from the original faceted rolled gold bail. A very tactile pendant.

Size: .8 x 1 inches or 20 x 25mm in size, 7mm in thickness.

Age: c.1870

Weight: 2.1 grams (pendant only)

Condition: Excellent. No wear to the jet, no chips or cracks; it is very glossy and smooth.

The Chain:
The pendant is presented on a new blackened brass chain with a decorative link, 20 inches or 51cm long. Shown on a life size torso in image #4.

Janne's Notes:
Love. The black on black effect of this Gothic Revival pendant is very chic and very beautiful. Originally used for Victorian Mourning jewelry, Whitby Jet became so popular with the Victorians it was worn for all occasions. I can understand why!

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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