Join the Goldsmiths' Centre for a fascinating insight into one of history’s most intriguing jewellery industries – mining and making with Whitby Jet.
Rebecca Tucker, award winning jeweller and lapidary, will share the story of a gemstone that perfectly encapsulates an era dominated by social hierarchy, symbolism, and death. From its humble beginnings as a seaside souvenir, to being worn by some of Europe’s most important and influential women, the fluctuating success of Whitby Jet is a compelling step back in time from ancient man, right up to present day.
Date and time
16 February 2021