Antique Victorian Whitby Jet Lock Pendant

Jet, a hard, shiny type of coal, formed from fossilized driftwood from the Jurassic Period. It has been used for thousands of years to craft all types of jewelry as well as personal objects. When rubbed, it produces an electric charge, much like amber. It was used as a talisman and given the nickname “black amber” for this very reason. The blackness of its color made it popular for mourning jewelry during the Victorian era.  Queen Victoria wore spectacular Whitby jet jewelry after the death of her dear Prince Albert. As a matter of fact, Whitby jet was the only jewelry permitted at court for the time being.

This large antique Whitby Jet Victorian lock was handcrafted in England around 1870. This wonderful piece is a lock made of jet with a gilded silver shackle and a lock and key motif on the front. It measures 47 x 38 mm and weighs 11.9 grams. It bears no marks and has been acid tested. No doubt it was used as a clasp on a chunky jet bracelet, and it would make a great clasp or easily beautiful pendant.

Take a piece of the Victorian era home, with this fabulous jet lock!

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Item ID: LK0318022VS



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