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
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
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
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.