We are just finishing off a batch of Whitby Jet drops and Pandora style charm beads that should be available to buy on our website tomorrow evening. Each piece is handmade and totally unique.
You can see the Jet drops are made from the best quality hard Whitby Jet. The Jet is light brown/ginger when being worked but has a deep black mirror finish after the final polish. Hard Whitby Jet will never crack or fade and is only found along a short stretch of the North Yorkshire coastline.
We have a new selection of Whitby jet freeform pendants. Each one of these beautiful natural shapes is completely unique and feels light, warm and silky smooth to touch.
After the recent storm we headed to the beach to see if any pieces of Whitby jet had been washed up. We found a few sea washed pieces and made a short video to show how to test the quality of the jet. If chalked on a piece of sandstone the best quality Whitby jet [...]
This month a Whitby jet and silver heart pendant has been won by Samantha Crump of Oxon, in our latest prize draw.Congratulations to our winner and thank you to everyone who entered!
The winner of this month's prize draw is Pauline Taylor from Newcastle. An Abbey Jet classic oval Whitby jet and sterling silver pendant is on it's way....Thanks to everyone who entered. We will be holding prize draws regularly from now on so there will be more prizes to come!
We have a new gift wrapping service, so any item of Whitby jet jewellery or jet specimen can be carefully wrapped for you with colourful tissue paper and ribbon and your own personalised message added.We offer a choice of six colour schemes to suit all tastes and occasions so now you can add that extra [...]
We have had a busy couple of months designing and making lots of new items, so we now have a range of carved Whitby jet hearts, hearts set in silver, freeform pendants, brooches and raw jet specimens.Our jet heart pendants are all hand carved so each one is unique. We offer a range of sizes and surfaces to suit all [...]
Two prehistoric Whitby jet necklaces and a Whitby jet bracelet have been uncovered by archaeologists under the village of Dunragit, Dumfries and Galloway. The surprising discovery was made at the construction site of the Wigtownshire bypass, along with thousands of other artefacts which belonged to an Iron Age village. The necklaces are thought to have [...]
'The Structure of the Whitby Jet Industry in 1871' was written by a local historian and includes detailed information on immigration of jet workers into Whitby, the concentration of jet workers' housing, the number of Whitby jet workshops and the ages of the Whitby jet workers.http://www.localpopulationstudies.org.uk/PDF/LPS38/LPS38_1987_8-17.pdf
For anyone who has not seen it. Here is some rare footage of Whitby jet worker Roy Jay collecting jet on Whitby beach in 1966.