The Whitby Jet industry is once again enjoying a period of boom. We welcome visitors from all around the world who are fascinated to hear the history of this culturally important material and take their own ‘little piece of Yorkshire’ home with them.
Most of the modern manufacturers still make their jewellery using the age-old cottage industry model. We control all areas of the gem pipeline from the discovery of our material on the local beaches, the lapidary process and point of sale advice. It is still possible in Whitby to purchase your memento from the person who collected, cut, shaped and polished the stone for you. This makes Whitby unique from a global gem market perspective.