Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian
Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian
Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian
Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian
Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian
Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian
Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian
Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian

Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian

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Christian Mourning Necklace, French Jet, Expandable Black Lacquered Copper Chain, Victorian

The French have for many centuries been past masters at producing superb quality glass beads and 'French Jet' is an example.

It became popular during the Victorian period (1837 – 1901) when black jewellery was very fashionable. Genuine Jet (which is a real gemstone, most famously found in the Whitby area on the east coast of England) was the most sought after material for making black Victorian jewellery, but due to demand and increasing scarcity it was became expensive. Black glass was a much cheaper alternative.

This lovely necklace with its pretty cross is in excellent condition except for one bead missing from the cross. This could easily be replaced.

The necklace itself is 37 centimetres long, so a circumference of 74 centimetres. It has the ability to be extended by another 7 centimetres. It has 68 beads.

The cross is lacquered copper and measures 4 x 3 centimetres not including the bale.