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 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.