Featured Whitby Jet Pyrite Mourning Fob 5 Hearts

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by JewelryPicker, Oct 19, 2022.

  1. JewelryPicker

    JewelryPicker Well-Known Member

    Auction find!!!

    5 section, double sided, Whitby Jet & Pyrite Druzy mourning fob

    I don’t believe the swivel clasp is original to the piece.

    Almost 6-1/2” in total length

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  2. Lucille.b

    Lucille.b Well-Known Member

    Very handsome piece! :)
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  3. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Great find, and I agree, the swivel clasp may not be original, it doesn't look like a regular fob.
    But is it a mourning piece, with those hearts? After all, wearing jet was a general fashion.
    Sure, people followed Queen Victoria's example after the death of Prince Albert, but they didn't do so because they were in mourning themselves.
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  4. bluumz

    bluumz Quite Busy


    I've read that jet jewelry intended to be worn for mourning was matte rather than shiny. Don't know how true that is...
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