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Whitby Jet Chandelier Earrings Victorian Era

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Whitby Jet Chandelier Earrings Victorian Era
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Thrilling Whitby Jet earrings, the most exciting pair we have found to date, are here in their full glory. On the ear you will enjoy their weightless drama. Suspended from gold ear wires, each of the six sections of these earrings move freely and with grace. The feminine character of antique chandelier earrings, contributes to your identity and unique style. Bold and geometric in their design, the time in which these earrings were made seems more contemporary than it does Victorian. The town of Whitby in England was home to the most prolific and able makers of jet jewelry. When Price Albert suddenly died, his untimely death shocked his wife, Queen Victoria and the entire population of Great Britain. Queen Victoria went into a long period of deep mourning for her beloved husband. She ordered that no jewels other than black be worn in her presence. Her court donned jet jewelry. The people of her nation did the same. They did so in honor of the royal couple and as time went by, for the appreciation of the beauty of jet as well. Jet production in Whitby became bountiful. Jet is a natural material. It is coal that has been fossilized. Polished to a shine, the jewelers of Whitby created extraordinary geometric, jewelry that is sought by collectors of antique jewelry around the world.

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