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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.

This product is final sale.


  • 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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please note:Terms of Sale

During the archive sale, shipping is FREE for purchases over $100 within the continental US. For US-bound purchases under $100, a flat $7 fee will be charged to cover packaging and shipping costs. International orders will be subject to our normal shipping fees, and may incur customs charges. Please refer to our FAQ's for more information on our international shipping policy.

For sale orders, we'll be shipping via USPS first class mail. Any orders valued over $1,000 will ship via UPS, insured and with signature required. Since these sales are always extremely popular, expect to wait up to 4 weeks for shipping and handling; for any orders involving sizing or stamping, expect to wait up to 4-6 weeks. We have one employee and expect many hundreds of orders. You'll receive an email when your order ships, which may take several weeks. Please be patient!

To keep things cheap for everyone, we will be using basic, minimal packaging for all archive sale orders. We are unable to provide gift wrapping or notes for any sale orders—sorry!

If you place multiple orders, email us with both your order numbers. We’ll refund you the second shipping fee and will combine all items into one package.

All sale items are FINAL SALE. No refunds or exchanges.