Black Amber

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.

Bibliography: Allan, Georgina O’Hara; Enciclopédia da Moda: De 1840 À Década de 90: Companhia das Letras, 2010.

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https://pt.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azeviche

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