Welcome to The Ebor Jetworks, the home of Whitby Jet research. 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 post-graduate 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.

“The romance of the Yorkshire Coast began in the early morning of earth’s long day. Everything we see around us bears the impress of innumerable yesterdays”

The prologue to history is not written in books. It is inscribed upon the rocks and hidden in the dark earth.

 

Every age is an age of wonders. There is always something which appears to be beyond the ken of mortal men.

 

Their graves reveal their superstitious dread of the eternal ‘tomorrow’

There were giants in those days, and long ago the simple folk of this district believed in all manner of wonders and miracles.

The brilliant noonday of the year reveals enchantment everywhere along the Yorkshire Coast.

 

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 the culturally important British gemstone. We truly are the home of Whitby Jet research! Learn more about jet simulants here

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