Our Whitby Jet Jewellery reveals a history as old as Britain within its sophisticated black walls. The fossilized remains of a tree from the Jurassic age, the shiny black stone has been used since the Bronze Age for jewellery. In Ancient Rome it was worn as a talisman to protect against disease and evil spirits. Brought to prominence at the Great Exhibition in 1851, it became a favourite with many royal patrons, most famously Queen Victoria. All our Whitby Jet Jewellery is made from genuine Whitby Jet, found only in a 7½ mile stretch of Yorkshire.