Most geologists think Jet is the fossilised remains of a tree, similar to the monkey puzzle tree, while others think it is a mineral deposit like turquoise or a by-product of coal formations.
Whatever its original origins, jet has been mined and used since the Bronze Age of man through the Victorian era and beyond.
Thankfully you saw something destiny didn't and brought us together instead. Well it's been six months since I came off your books and I just thought I'd update you.
Sam and I are still going strong and next month we're off to France for the summer.
in the world, ahead of Canada, South Africa and Australia.
If that’s not a testament to the kind of sterling characters that are raised in Yorkshire, nothing is. Could it be long walks in the Peak District, the Dales and the Yorkshire Moors?
Whitby jet is only found along the seven and a half mile stretch of coastline by the town that bears its name.
It was mined from the cliffs and moors of the area and now it can be found along its beaches where anyone can easily pick it up as a souvenir if they are so inclined.
Michael is wonderful and we have so much in common that I can't believe we aren't twins!While it has a long history, the pinnacle of its use was in Victorian England when it was fashioned into black jewellery that become popular for mourning the death of a loved one and as a fashion item.During the peak of production, there were about 200 shops in Whitby fashioning jet jewellery. North York Moor National Park for lots to do, see and experience!! North York Moors Railway for a superb Steam railway experience from Whitby to Pickering stopping at Goathland, home of Heartbeat.