Small hand-carved Whitby Jet sphere measuring 5/16" across with inlaid black diamonds set on a solid 18K gold band sized to fit a size 6 finger. (Does NOT have diamonds set into the band as the one photographed)
Jet is a 180 million-year-old fossilized wood that is primarily associated with the Victorian mourning jewelry popularized by Queen Victoria. Considered a gemstone, Jet has been used in jewelry making as far back as 10,000 BC but is quite rare today, with Jacqueline being one of only a few designers working with it to create art. Being hand carved, each piece varies from one to the other and is therefore unique.
About the artist:
Jacqueline Cullen creates darkly sensual contemporary whitby jet jewellery, which seduces with it’s luxurious cascades of diamonds flowing from hand carved fissures or glittering diamond coated panels that highlight the drama found between light and shade.
With diverse inspiration ranging from the clean structural lines of modernist
architecture to a placid sky ripped open by a slash of lightening, Jacqueline's iconic collections have found favour with fashionistas and collectors around the world.