“Whitby Jet” tiny necklace

This isn’t the tiniest weeniest Whitby jet pendant I’ve sold but it’s not far off.

A unique tiny hand-shaped piece of best quality Whitby jet in a 925 sterling silver pear-shaped bezel. To appreciate its minute stature, check the photo with the coin – that’s a UK five pence piece. The tiny pendant measures just 9 x 16mm including the integral loop and is supplied on a pretty 18” (46cm) 925 sterling silver trace chain.

The pendant has 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.

The necklace comes 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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