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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Antiques, Day 2



For our second installment of new antiquities we've got something really special. Dating all the way back to 1870 is an original Victorian Whitby Jet Necklace in beautiful condition. For the unfamiliar, Whitby Jet is a semi-precious stone mined in Whitby, North Yorkshire on the English coast in the mid to late 1800's. It is actually fossilized wood which when polished takes on a rich, glowingly opaque sheen. The way you know you have real Jet & not Onyx or Vulcanite is by it's weight, despite the size of this necklace it's very light. The pendant on this features beautifully set paste rhinestones. Jet has become highly collectible & this piece is particularly nice as it's on the original cord with the velvet tie intact - very wearable! 

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Rebekah Brooks is a small handmade jewelry company based in Massachusetts. Fulfilling a lifelong interest in adornment, Rebekah started the company out of her loft in Brooklyn in 1998. The jewelry has gone on to sell in over 250 boutiques across the US, Europe & Japan.

In 2004 we relocated from New York City to Massachusetts. In 2007 we opened our flagship retail store in Northampton, Mass. Featuring a complete collection of our jewelry alongside antique finds from the Edwardian, Deco & Georgian periods.

As of September 2012 we've opened our 2nd location at 17 Brattle Street in the heart of Harvard Square, Cambridge. This jewel-box of a shop features an ever-evolving collection of our own handmade jewelry and wedding rings accompanied by an expanded selection of antique pieces. Come visit us!

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