🔮✨ Peering into the Mystical Abyss: The Allure of Whitby Jet Mirrors ✨🔮 Let’s step into the realm of divination and ancient mysticism as we explore the fascinating world of scrying mirrors. These captivating tools have been used for centuries to unlock hidden truths and connect with the ethereal realms beyond. As an academic researcher,… Continue reading Was Whitby Jet used in Scrying Mirrors?
10 ways to identify Whitby Jet jewellery Sometimes we need 10 quick ways to identify Whitby jet jewellery. There is much published on the internet about how to identify jet unfortunately most of it is incorrect. Some of the tests, especially those which suggest you burn the item, are downright dangerous. For a more detailed… Continue reading 10 ways to identify Whitby Jet jewellery
Is bitumen in Whitby jet? Let’s talk about tar. Whitby jet is partially formed from bitumen. Without it there would be no Whitby Jet, but why? It is possible to study bitumen at La Brea Tar Pits, Los Angeles to gain insight into jet formation. The definition of jet is a drifted wood, with a secondary… Continue reading Whitby jet contains bitumen: Let’s talk tar
Was Whitby jet jewellery made in 1960’s? ‘Jet Boy’ by Pathé Films is probably right up there with Top Gun and Brief Encounter when it comes to my favourite ever films. ‘Jet Boy’ documents Roy Jay, a young Whitby jet worker in 1966. He is described as ‘the sole surviving jet worker’. The Pathé film is… Continue reading Jet Boy – A Pathé Film of the sole surviving jet worker in 1966
Magic and Whitby jet For thousands of years people have believed in the magical properties of Whitby jet. These long-held magical beliefs have resulted in jet having been used for banishing, purification, protection, divination and shamanic practices since prehistory. Whitby Jet has been used since the Neolithic! Whitby jet has been buried with the dead since… Continue reading Magical Properties of Whitby Jet
How to identify antique Whitby jet jewellery If you are tired of vintage trams and banana stickers or napkins are no longer floating your collectors’ boat, then why not consider collecting antique Whitby jet? Unlike my fellow gemmologists, who all have their personal gem and jewellery collections, I’ve found over the years that there are… Continue reading How to identify antique Whitby jet jewellery
Was Whitby jet mined? Jet mines will always be necessary during periods of high demand for Whitby jet jewellery. This causes us problems today, however, as jet mining is illegal in the Whitby area. Why I hear you ask? Well, the land on which jet can be mined is privately owned and therefore we would… Continue reading Whitby jet mining…Let’s go
Is Whitby Jet monkey puzzle? Warning: Potentially upsetting content. I know this is upsetting but Whitby jet is not Monkey Puzzle wood. Jet is derived from multiple botanical species living in the Jurassic era of geological time. All of these jet species are believed to be extinct today. Inside all children is a desire to… Continue reading Is Whitby Jet Monkey Puzzle wood?
Can you still find jet on the beach? Yes, you can still find Whitby jet on the beach! If you like nothing better than vast expanses of golden, life-guard patrolled beaches, jet collecting might not be for you. If, however, you appreciate some of the finest geology that the British Isles has to offer, coupled… Continue reading How to find Whitby Jet – A Jet Setters Guide.