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Victorian French Jet Floral Necklace


“French jet”- actually black, or sometimes very dark red, glass - became the go-to material for producing mourning jewelry during the late Victorian era. It was a reasonably affordable alternative to the popular Whitby jet, a form of fossilized wood mined from one small area in England. This incredible mourning necklace features floral-themed/punk rock elements of faceted French jet affixed to black-lacquered metal. Large scale and ultra dramatic.


  • Materials

    French jet, base metal, black lacquer

  • Age

    c. 1880

  • Condition

    Good - a few pieces/“petals” of French jet have broken or are missing

  • Size

    19" length, largest ornament measures 2" in diameter, smallest is 1"

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please note:Terms of Sale

Antiques can be returned unworn and in original condition within 10 days of delivery for an exchange or refund minus the cost of shipping. Once a piece has been altered, including ring re-sizing, it is FINAL SALE.