Whitby Jet Specimens
Small black Whitby Jet specimens, available in three sizes. These are typically of good quality, suitable for very small carvings or inlays etc.
Whitby Jet is a gemstone formed by wood decaying around 182 million years ago.
Whitby is a world-famous locale for Jet, which has been collected and used for jewellery since ancient times. It was prized by the Romans, the Vikings and Saxons, and later came back into fame as funeral jewellery for the Victorians. In modern times, Whitby has become popular with the Gothic subculture – handy, since a black stone is found there.
We are glad to be able to offer a few sizes of these specimens, which have been hand collected from around the Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay area.
The pictures you see here are representative of the products and are usually not the exact item you will receive. Where various grades are available we do try to photograph each grade – but some photographs are still on their way!