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Jet jewellery

Whitby is famous for its jet. In the 19th century jet was found and mined throughout the North York Moors and brought into Whitby by pack pony to be made into a wide range of decorative items ranging from jewellery, busts, dolls house furniture, models of Whitby Abbey, chess tables to many other small objects. Jet jewellery, in particular, was made popular by Queen Victoria when she went into mourning after the death of Prince Albert.

 

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Jet necklace