Jet Specimens / Rough (Whitby, UK)

Whitby Jet is a gemstone formed by wood decaying around 182 million years ago.

Most of these are sold singly, but smaller pieces are sold in ten gram packets.



Bulk Buys

Buy 5-9 pieces for                 £1.49-£6.26
Buy 10-19 pieces for                 £1.40-£5.91
Buy 20+ pieces for                 £1.32-£5.56

Whitby Jet Specimens

Small black Whitby Jet specimens, available in a few sizes.

There are typically regarded to be two types of Jet: soft and hard - the hard being more suitable for jewellery carving. However, this does not mean that the soft cannot be carved.


Our current stock includes:

  • 5-15MM 'hard Jet' - sold as a packet of ten grams. Suitable for very small cabochons perhaps - mixed sizes and shapes.
  • 10-20MM 'hard Jet' - sold singly. Suitable for carving small cabochons.
  • 20-30MM 'hard Jet' - sold singly. Suitable for carving slightly larger cabochons, and carvings of other kinds.
  • 20-30MM thin 'hard Jet' - sold singly. Thin pieces, ideal as an inlay or backing for other stones.
  • 5-15MM 'soft Jet' - sold as a packet of fifty grams. Ideal as specimen pieces, for reenactment displays, or possibly some smaller carvings.
  • 10-20MM 'soft Jet' - sold singly. May be suitable for carving, ideal as specimen pieces.
  • 20-30MM 'soft Jet' - sold singly. May be suitable for carving, ideal as specimen pieces.
  • 30-40MM 'soft Jet' - sold singly. May be suitable for carving, ideal as specimen pieces.
  • 30-40MM thin 'soft Jet' - sold singly. May be suitable for carving, ideal as specimen pieces.
  • 5-35MM Jet inlay pieces - sold as packets of ten grams. Various sizes of very flat pieces 1-2MM thick, ideal as backing pieces or for inlaying into other pieces.


Whitby Jet is a gemstone formed by wood decaying under specific conditions, 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!

Frequently asked questions and delivery information

How do we grade stones?

There is no overall universal grading system for the majority of our products. As such, the grades we use are internal only. They simply refer to higher and lower qualities, but they may be entirely different grades to other websites. C grade pieces are of lower quality than B grade, which is lower than A grade.


How does our ordering and delivery process work?

You place an order via the website. When it’s been picked and packed, your order will be marked as completed and dropped off at our local post office. We have an account with the post office called a “Drop and Go” account, which allows the post office staff to process our parcels when they have free time, rather than me queuing up and delaying everyone else.

I get tracking information etc online when this has been completed. I typically do not send tracking information to customers unless they request it – but if you’ve requested tracked postage, it has been sent tracked! If you have any worries or concerns about your parcel being delayed please feel free to get in touch and I’ll send the tracking info over! We also get delivery confirmations for parcels over 25MM thick by default.


How do international orders work?

After Brexit, with the UK leaving the European Union, certain things have changed with regards to international orders. European Union customers will now likely be liable to pay the same amount of import VAT as any other international customers. You will be responsible for any customs and import fees.


I’d like to return my order for a refund.

No problem at all – just get in touch and we’ll arrange it. You can read our full returns policy here.


What payment methods do you accept?

I can accept Paypal, Stripe, cheque, and direct bank transfers. Paypal and Stripe will both allow you to pay with credit and debit cards.



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