About this book
Traces the history of Whitby jet and the Whitby jet industry, with different types and styles of jewellery examined and a look at some of the best craftsmen.
Jet, a hard, black, shiny gen, closely related to coal, has been fashioned into jewellery and trinkets for generations, but during the Victorian period, when the ritual surrounding death and the long mourning of Queen Victoria made black fashionable, jet became hugely popular. This book traces the history of jet and the Whitby jet industry.
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