Victorian Whitby Jet Antique Shell Cameo Bracelet

Beautiful and stylish, this bracelet was created from Whitby Jet in the mid-1800s.

Condition Report:

Very Good - Some minor scuffing and pitting to suface of the cameo frame. This can be a naturally occurring feature of Whitby Jet.

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The Details...

This bracelet is constructed from panels of Whitby Jet. The central panel is an oval shape and is detailed at its centre with a carved shell cameo featuring a portrait of a classical woman. The two panels either side of the cameo are detailed with carvings at their top and bottom. All of the panels are threaded onto black elasticated cord. The bracelet has a diameter of 6cm when unworn, but is expandable due to the elasticated cord. 

A Short History...

Whitby Jet is a stone formed from fossilised wood. Exhibited for the first time at the Great Exhibition of 1851, it became incredibly popular with the elite of the period and was especially valued by Queen Victoria after the death of Prince Albert in 1861 - its dark black colour suited her mourning wardrobe perfectly. 

Wear it With...

Stack this bracelet with others of varying widths and tones to add interest to a cream silk shirt and jeans.

  • Colour Black, White
  • Occasion Cocktail and Evening, Work, Everyday, Smart Casual, Wedding Guest
  • Trend One with Nature