“Whitby Jet” 6mm studs

These pretty 6mm round 925 sterling silver studs have a milled edge. They’ve been fitted with carefully hand-shaped low-domed pieces of best quality Whitby jet.

The studs have been crafted by guest designer “Glittermoth Factory” who lives and works in Whitby. She can often be found looking for pieces of sea-washed jet on the beaches in and around the town. Whitby Jet is an anaerobic fossil of the tree Araucaria (very similar to the “monkey puzzle” trees we see today). It is a product of high pressure decomposition of the wood which became embedded in sedimentary rock some 180 – 200 million years ago during the early Jurassic period. Jet is available worldwide but Whitby Jet is considered the finest quality. The “gemstone” was made popular by Queen Victoria, worn when she was in mourning.

Jet is a mineral of protection and is said to ward off evil spirits, negativity and depression. Just like the original tree, jet has qualities of balance and support. It is also thought to be good for finance, business and all kinds of personal abundance. My blog “What’s With Whitby Jet?” explains more about this unique fossil.

These Whitby jet studs come wrapped in white tissue in a black linen-mix bag. The gemstone description which tells the new owner of this one-off jewellery all about its qualities is included. You’ll also receive a complementary polishing cloth.


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