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Antique Fossilized Jet Bead Necklace - choose one

These hand carved jet beads were salvaged off of a Victorian dress that was completely disintegrating. Each bead was carved over 100 years ago. It's amazing to me that these beads are so old, yet have a modern vibe.

The material is Jet, which is either fossilized wood or fossilized bog-wood (not the French glass, imitation jet).

Jet became popular in the late 1800's as Queen Victoria's  mourning jewelry after her husband, Prince Albert died - she would not abide any other jewelry except black jewelry worn at her court.

Chain is about 16" long, making the necklace about 17" total, each also has a 1" extender chain. The wire curve is adjustable.



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