VICTORIAN WHITBY JET HAND CARVED ANGEL SKIN CORAL CAMEO BROOCH
This Victorian Whitby Jet Cameo boasts a beautiful hand carved Angel Skin Coral centre that is very well carved depicting a beautiful lady.
The high relief workmanship shows fine detail of the ladies high and is skilfully executed.
Whitby Jet was brought to the attention of the world by Queen Victorian who used Whitby Jet as part of her mourning attire.
Jet is a type of brown coal a fossilised wood from an ancient tree similar to the monkey puzzle tree.
The white of the angel skin coral, suffused with pink, is regarded as particularly precious.
Today Whitby Jet is highly collectable and sought after world wide.
Set on a metal pin, all original
It weighs 9.3 grams & measures 35mm in length
26mm in width.
It looks lovely when worn.