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1 December 2013 Whitby Jet Jewels in the Victorian Age
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During the middle nineteenth century, jet obtained from Whitby (England) was sought after due to its dark black color and hardness. This fossilized plant material was used in mourning jewelry, and Whitby hard jet was regarded among the best for carving and bead making. Jet fashion was connected with Queen Victoria, whose long mourning period lasted for almost forty years.

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Luís Mendonça de Carvalho, Francisca Maria Fernandes, Maria de Fátima Nunes, and João Brigola "Whitby Jet Jewels in the Victorian Age," Harvard Papers in Botany 18(2), 133-136, (1 December 2013). https://doi.org/10.3100/025.018.0206
Published: 1 December 2013
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