Lovely attractive vintage whitby jet name brooch in good condition and firm "C" clasp - MARTHA. Around 180 million years ago jet started life as monkey puzzle trees. When the trees fell some got washed out to sea where they sank and over tens of thousands of years became buried in the sediment on the ocean floor. Under immense pressure the fossilization process started and 180 million years later the fossilized wood known as Jet was being turned into items of Jewellery. When polished it has a deep black waxy lustre.
The item "Vintage Victorian Whitby Jet Name Brooch c1890/1900 MARTHA" is in sale since Thursday, February 20, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "alansbitsandbobs" and is located in Norh West England. This item can be shipped worldwide.