There is an example of this pin on page 207 of Costume Jewelry by Judith Miller in the amount of $630.00-$690.00
There are no hallmarks on the pin bit it has been tested silver. The pin has a c-clasp in working condition but it may not be original.
The stones are orange Campsie Fells jasper, green and red bloodstone from the Isle of rum, deep red carnelian agate from Glenfarg in Perthshire. Fantastic workmanship! C clasp is in good working condition.
If you find this on your table there will be no question he loves you. !
The frame of the brooch is a delightful engraved and scrolled silver design which softens the precise pattern of stones.
The “T” pin and “C” clasp are entirely original. A small ring has been added at some time to make the piece possible to be worn as a pendent. It is best worn as a brooch. The condition is excellent.
Today it is illegal to mine jet in Whitby because the only jet left is in seams in the walls of the cliffs over the town. To remove it from the cliffs would cause them to tumble down and destroy the town. The two remaining jet cutters today have to rely on pieces that wash up on the beaches of this seacoast town. Because of its scarcity, jet jewelry is very precious, and early examples are avidly collected.
The Romans called Jet ‘Black Amber’.
Each half of the buckle is 2 3/8" x 1 1/2". The total buckle is 3 1/4" x 2 3/8" wide.