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Victorian Whitby Jet Cameo Brooch


This antique Victorian Whitby Jet cameo brooch is such a beautifully soft oval shape and has a centre carving of the Rose, Shamrock and Thistle for England, Ireland and Scotland. Circa 1870's these pieces were highly fashionable at the time, and one can see why as the Jet still feels warm and wonderful in the hand. 

Whitby Jet (from the town of Whitby in Yorkshire) is the best quality Jet in the world and is of early Jurassic origin, being fossilised wood from the monkey puzzle tree.

It is one of those 'still lovely but not in perfect condition' items in our collection. The photographs tell the story, it has suffered cracks to the Jet and has old repairs although it is complete and stable and we have priced it accordingly. 

Measures 5cm in length and closes with a later rollover safety clasp.

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