Whitby Jet Jewels in the Victorian Age

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Mendonça de Carvalho, Luís; Fernandes, Francisca Maria; Nunes, Maria de Fatima; Brigola, João;
(2013)
  • Publisher: Havard Edu.
  • Subject: History of Science | Victorian Age | Botanic | Scientific culture

Abstract. During the middle nineteenth century, jet obtained from Whitby (England) was sought after due to its dark black color and hardness. This fossilized plant material was used in mourning jewelry, and Whitby hard jet was regarded among the best for carving a... View more
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