Authentic Victorian Whitby jet carved bead necklace
It is 22 1/2" long, weighs 75.8 grams.
Deep black carved graduated Whitby jet beads are from 7/8" to 3/8".
Faceted Whitby jet beads are 7/16".
Push-in clasp is hidden inside of Whitby jet bead 1/2" across.
Whitby jet is found in only one place: near the town of Whitby in north Yorkshire, UK
Whitby jet beads were in favor in the middle of 19th century
as mourning jewelry for deaths of Prince Albert
and Duke of Wellington.
The beads of this necklace have a few cracks
which is very common for such a fragile material as Whitby jet.
Very good vintage condition commensurate with age.