Posted 2 years ago
This is a victorian french jet necklace and two bracelets. The necklace has a trombone clasp and the bracelets have box clasps and safety chains. The stones are facetted and appear very black. It's only if you hold the necklace in front of a bright light that you can see that it is black/redish. The red tells you it is french jet (glass) and not real jet. Even so today it is some nice pieces to wear and I often wear them. It is antique "costume jewelry":) I feel they are festive without being too glittery.
Why the term "french" jet was used is unknown. The glass beads and stones were usually made in the great glass making countries of Europe, such as Austria and the Czechoslovakia regions, and then sent through to other countries (including England and France) to be made into jewellery.
The setting on the back of these pieces makes me think the bracelets have the same maker while the necklace was made by someother company. The bracelets might be a little older due to the box clasp that are handmade.