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Hand-facetedJet Bead Necklace


Attention soft goths: you'll want this chunky, graphic 1860's beaded necklace. It was made to be worn as an element in one's mourning ensemble during the first months of bereavement. Whitby jet, the fossilized wood material of choice for this type of jewel, is where the term "jet-black" comes from. The findings are brass or gold-fill, and there's a small hook on the largest center bead so you can add a pendant of your choosing. The beads are wonderfully irregular and graduate in side with the smallest ones toward the clasp at back.


  • Materials

    Whitby jet, brass, string

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    good. be gentle with the thread; it's old.

  • Size

    Total length 15.5", widest bead is 3/8". smallest bead is just under 1/4".

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