The home of Whitby Jet is once again open. Come along and visit us at 138 Church St at the very heart of Whitby’s historic East Side. We have social distancing measures and sanitising stations in place for your peace of mind. If however, you would like to visit when the streets are less crowded then we can arrange out of hours appointments on request. you can also shop online here , or keep up with our latest news here.
Welcome to The Ebor Jetworks , the home of Whitby Jet research and Whitby Jet information. All our jewellery is handmade in our C17th premises in Whitby’s historic eastside from the finest locally collected Whitby Jet. Sarah, the founder of our business, is a qualified geologist, senior accredited gemmologist and Doctoral researcher based at Durham University. Her ongoing research is challenging not only our perceptions of Whitby Jet as a gemstone but also as a material of significant cultural importance to the community that works it as a way of life, an occupation with routes in the Neolithic in the Whitby area.
Whitby jet is the name given to the rare type of fossilisation of wood that occurs in the Jurassic age rocks of the North York Moors in northern England. Although jet is formed in other locations around the world, our jet here in Whitby is considered the best gem quality resource in the world. Whitby jet has been worked in the area for over 5000 years and here at the Ebor Jetworks we are maintaining the traditional way of working this historic material as a cottage industry. We currently have three generations of our family making our jewellery here in Whitby’s historic Church Street.
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Ebor Jetworks is housed in a quirky C17th cottage on historic Church Street. We are open every day and a free Whitby Jet working demonstration is available from 10.30-5.30 daily. Learn more Our Historic Building Not only are we experts in the identification of jet and it’s many simulants but also the geology gemmology and history of this culturally important British gemstone. We truly are the home of Whitby Jet research! Learn all the latest Whitby Jet information by exploring our site and also discover fascinating Jet simulants here