This pin was sold on a card marked Weiss. The pin is NOT signed anything. It is 2 1/2" by 1/2" deep. It is a 3-D pierced 14K brushed gold basket with 2 sprays of marquise hand set stones. Stunning!
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.
I have three (3) of these tablespoons for sale @ 79.95 each