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Victorian whitby jet mourning necklace

Victorian whitby jet mourning necklace

Regular price £329.00 GBP
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An incredible Victorian Whitby jet and vauxhall glass mourning necklace.

This is an unusual necklace, the whitby jet is matte and this type of matte jet is usually used in first mourning, the shiny black vauxhall glass beads contrast well against the matte black.

The jet beads have been very skillfully hand carved into the shape of forget me not flowers and this really gives this necklace an unusual twist, forget me not flowers were often found in Victorian jewellery in both a happy and sad sentiment and these would have represented loss of a loved one and never forgetting, always remembering.

There is one singular cone shaped matte jet bead to the bottom of the necklace and the jet are intercepted by shiny faceted, black vauxhall glass beads and smaller bugle beads.

It appears to have been restrung at some point, it is a nice long length but can also be worn doubled over, it has no closure but is easily passed over the head.

Good used condition overall, signs of use and ageing, some tiny chips to the vauxhall glass here and there.

Approx measurements:
32" length
1.25" flower diameter

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