Black Amber or Jet is a stone extracted from the decomposition of wood or coal found in Whitby, on the Yorkshire coast of England; it’s used from the construction of statues to the manufacture of jewelry.
In the 19th century it became popular after being associated with mourning jewels, but its use can be traced back to Roman times. It returned to fashion in the 1870s and 1880s, when it started to be used to make reliquaries, pendants, brooches and bracelets, being cut in the shape of fruits, flowers and animals.
The Post’s Pinterest Board: https://br.pinterest.com/fashionsummedup/b/black-amber/
The Post’s Brazilian Portuguese version: https://amodaresumida.com/ambar-negro/
Bibliography: Callan, Georgina O’Hara; Enciclopédia da moda de 1840 à década de 90 / Georgina O’Hara Callan ; verbetes brasileiros Cynthia Garcia : tradução Glória Maria de Mello Carvalho, Maria Ignez França – São Paulo : Companhia das Letras, 2007.
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