“Whitby Jet” rose studs

These stunning studs feature pieces of best quality Whitby jet which have been painstakingly hand carved into beautiful, Gothic roses. They measure around 10mm in diameter and are three dimensional, with a depth of 7 to 8mm. The posts and backs are 925 sterling silver. The workmanship in these studs is outstanding and it’s unlikely I’ll have more in the future so grab them while you have the chance.

The studs have been crafted by an established jewellery designer who is a former resident of Whitby. He has a large collection of jet from his time living in 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 stud earrings come boxed as shown with the descriptive enclosure (photographed) which tells the new owner of this one-off jewellery all about its qualities. A complementary polishing cloth is also included.


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