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Victorian Whitby Jet Floral Bracelet

Whitby, a windy seaside town in England, is where parts of the novel Dracula take place. It's also the home of Whitby Jet, which has been used to make jewelry since Roman times. Jet - the fossilized remains of a tree - was at the peak of its popularity in the mid-19th century when it was use to make mourning jewelry like this floral bracelet. Strung on elastic cord, the large scale central ornament is composed of three carved links in the shape of a flower and leaves which connected to the bifurcated links of the shank.


  • Materials

    Whitby jet, elastic cord

  • Age

    c. 1860

  • Condition

    Very good

  • Size

    6" inner circumference, 1 3/4" x 3 1/2" flower with leaves

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