Antique Victorian Gothic! Whitby Jet Choker Necklace
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Fashioned by hand in the workshops of Whitby circa 1880's, the delightful shell motifs to this choker necklace were inspired by the Darwinian theme which obsessed society at the time. Interspersed by ribbed and glossy polished sections, the contrast is gorgeous. Whitby Jet is quite a fragile material and many pieces become 'dis-assembled' over the century or so, and this piece has been assembled with an eye to beauty from the remaining sections of Victorian jewels. Newly rethreaded with sparkly faceted French Jet spacer beads, this piece measures 12 inches end to end and fastens with a ribbon tie at the back of the neck.