Victorian Whitby Jet Snake Bracelet
item JB00052

Victorian Whitby jet coiled snake bracelet, 1880s. Head is detailed with eyes and mouth. Minor wear to jet, one chipped bead shown in detail photo. Strung on flat wire band which can be seen - in all its authentic aged glory between the beads.

An important note about Victorian black "mourning" pieces: the word mourning is often not only superfluous, but inaccurate. Because something is black, it doesn't follow that it's automatically a "mourning" piece. The death of Albert and Victoria's resulting donning of black was a keystone moment in fashion. Black then became fashionable and did not always signify mourning. Think of it as very early Goth - women were trendsetters.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: Adjustable size; for scale, head is almost 5/8" long, width of individual coil (not entire bracelet) 3/8"

Price: $675.00