Antique 1860's - 1880's Victorian Mourning Jewelry Whitby Jet Large Faceted Bead Necklace.
Gorgeous Antique necklace comprised of Whitby Jet....fashioned into large faceted beads....hand knotted and simply strung into this incredible choker length necklace. Nothing else required to complete this necklace....just these stunning faceted beads. Hidden screw clasp closure.
Queen Victoria of England wore Whitby Jet Jewelry while mourning the death of her beloved husband Prince Albert....beginning in the 1860's and lasting the remainder of her lifetime. Hence making it fashionable during this era.
Necklace is unsigned. Authentic Whitby (England) Jet.
Necklace measures 15-1/2 inches long. Beads measure 13 millimeters in size.
Excellent antique condition. Divine!
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