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Daisys and Diamonds

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the fascated jet arrived yesterday, they look genuine
im really happy ive been looking for this for at least 2 years and i will now not have to use chain to extend the necklace
all i need to do now is find a central element for a pendant and try to put some life into it
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this is the etsy picture, they dont quite look like this, but they are 100% perfect for what i want, they are 8mm

of course now i will have more leftover jet.......... :lol:
might just string it up with some pearls or something simple and inexpensive
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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i wish someone else loved Jet
even the jewler who has his lady stringing them up for me asked me if i was attending a lot of funerals
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not sure if that's young Prince Arthur or Prince Alfred but i do love the young man with the watch chain
at least they are touching each other, HM does not look the huggy type
 

Arcadian

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Aw man... Jet is so pretty especially when faceted! They look beautiful! I don't hang out much over here because when I do, I get the urge to buy something (I have 3 boxes of somethings I don't need to buy nothing...lol)
 

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@Daisys and Diamonds
I was in a bead and mineral shop today and I saw all this jet!
I took pics for you. It is beautiful and lighter in weight than I expected.

The camera makes them look brownish, but they are not. They are a gorgeous charcoal black!
The tags didn't state the origin of the material, so no idea if they are from Whitby.
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These strands below were on a clearance rack because some of the beads were cracked.
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Here is just a small portion of the store.
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Daisys and Diamonds

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@Daisys and Diamonds
I was in a bead and mineral shop today and I saw all this jet!
I took pics for you. It is beautiful and lighter in weight than I expected.

The camera makes them look brownish, but they are not. They are a gorgeous charcoal black!
The tags didn't state the origin of the material, so no idea if they are from Whitby.
IMG_20230914_143122251.jpg

IMG_20230914_143131258.jpg

These strands below were on a clearance rack because some of the beads were cracked.
IMG_20230914_144757561.jpg

Here is just a small portion of the store.
IMG_20230914_143137145.jpg
wooooooow !!!!!!!!!!! where would you start in a place like that !!!:kiss2:

it was the weight that won me over
i was so surprised when it was knotted up how lovely and light it was
im going to get a rope made at some stage (soon) with gold filled spacer beads
 

lala646

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Daisys and Diamonds

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@Daisys and Diamonds I've had a pair of jet earrings on my eBay watch list for the longest time. You're not alone!


i hope you get them
the lack of weight would make them really great earrings
 

stracci2000

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wooooooow !!!!!!!!!!! where would you start in a place like that !!!:kiss2:

it was the weight that won me over
i was so surprised when it was knotted up how lovely and light it was
im going to get a rope made at some stage (soon) with gold filled spacer beads

I'd love to find a genuine Victorian jet strand or earrings!
I'll be looking more closely in the thrift stores, now that I know what it looks and feels like.
 

stracci2000

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@Daisys and Diamonds I've had a pair of jet earrings on my eBay watch list for the longest time. You're not alone!


Those are very beautiful! I will definitely keep an eye out for something similar in the future.
 

Daisys and Diamonds

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I'd love to find a genuine Victorian jet strand or earrings!
I'll be looking more closely in the thrift stores, now that I know what it looks and feels like.

one small piece of advice. ;)2make sure the necklace you find fits :lol:
sigh
caused me so much trouble.
mind you now i know more i suspect my antique jet were probably longer necklaces and were shortened at some point (using very ugly findings i might add)
 

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so in the middle of the night i woke up thinking about the new jet
these new jet strands im pretty sure are Acoma Jet from New Mexico
i mean this doesnt matter as its still lignite as opposed to French jet which is glass and hopefully better quality than Spanish Jet who's low quality helped bring an end to the English jet industry back in the day
i think the very first strand i brought was Whitby Jet, that i used on my necklace with the rose quartz, they were more expensive
but its not going to matter where they are from, they are such lovely beads
 
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