A stunning reversible Blue John and Whitby Jet pendant in hallmarked 925 sterling silver. The stones are 20mm triangles and the pendant is 37mm including the hinge. Designed by Andrew Thomson, this pendant is made in our Sheffield studio where we select the finest stones to cut, polish and set in silver.
As all stones are created naturally, each one is unique and may therefore vary from the image. However we guarantee they are of the highest quality and handpicked specifically for each design.
Now a little bit about the stones...
Whitby Jet Stone is an organic rock that is created when pieces of woody material are buried, compacted, and then goes through organic degradation. It is then heated, and what results is a coal seam. It’s usually black in colour, but there are also brown-coloured Jet Stones. It can be easily cut or carved, and it has a uniform texture that makes it possible to carve with accuracy. When rubbed and polished to a bright shine, it can have a very nice finish and its aesthetic value is greatly enhanced. You will be captivated by this stone’s beautiful silky glow!
Blue John (also known as Derbyshire Spar) is a semi-precious mineral, a form of fluorite with bands of a purple-blue or yellowish colour. In the UK it is found only at Blue John Cavern and Treak Cliff Cavern at Castleton in Derbyshire. During the 19th century, it was mined for its ornamental value, and mining continues on a small scale. Deposits of fluorite have been recently found in China with colouring and banding similar to the classic Blue John stone.