Reserved for SB
Very attractive and rare Victorian jet acorn necklace.
Designed as thirteen graduated acorns on a mariner link chain with a central circular link holding the largest acorn, with six either side.
As you can see from the photograph it is really quite striking
Ralph Waldo Emerson captured it perfectly when he wrote, “The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” For this reason, the Victorians assigned powerful symbolic meaning with tiny acorns. They represented many things- from youthfulness and prosperity to strength and stability.
Whitby Jet is organic and is naturally formed from fossilised wood. Prehistoric wood gets washed up into a body of water and becomes covered by organic sediment. The pressure of the water and sediment over millions of years compacts the wood and slowly transforms it into what we know as Whitby Jet stone today.
The colour of Whitby Jet is truly unique, boasting a deep blackness so intense that the expression ‘jet black’ or ‘as black as jet’ derives from the colour of the stone. It has a smooth and very lightweight appeal making it an excellent choice for jewellery. Its smoothness allows it to take on an extremely high polish to the extent that is could even be used a mirror. Meanwhile, its weightlessness makes it comfortable to wear around the neck, on the wrist or hanging elegantly from the ears.
Measuring about 17" long
weighs - 34.2g
English circa 1870
condition - one repair to back link otherwise excellent
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