Whitby Jet jewellery has been produced in our historic cottage since the mid 1880’s. Whitby Jet has a long and complex history of usuage in the British Isles. It first appears in the archaeological record in the Neolithic and has been used continuously ever since.
The pinacle of jet production was during the Victorianera. Whitby Jet being adopted by almost every court in Europe as the epitome of mourning fashion.During this period we see examples of what must be some of the finest lapidary work in history.
At the Ebor Jetworks we choose to hand make all our Whitby Jet jewellery in the traditional way. We are proud to be one of only a handfull of makers who still work Whitby Jet as a cottage industry. Our business has a carbon footprint of less than four miles from the furthest collection points to our retail workshop, Thus making our jewellery some of the most ethically produced in the world. Sarah is a geologist, senior acredited gemmologist and postgraduate jet researcher at Durham University. All of our gem material is personally selected by Sarah and as such you can rest assured that you are receiving the finest quality certified Whitby Jet.
All of our Whitby Jet is set in either 9ct Gold or Sterling Silver. Pendants are supplied complete with the appropriate 9ct Gold or Sterling Silver chains. Your purchase will be presented in one of our branded boxes , bag ,and come complete with our Whitby Jet information leaflet. This explains about your Whitby Jet Jewellery. The glossy six page leaflet also includes our workshop and business details and serves as your guarantee of genuine Whitby Jet.
As we hand make all our products please allow seven days for delivery. Of course if an item is required quickly we will aim to accomodate you.