7.30m to 9.30pm, Wednesday 30 September 2020
The History of Whitby Jet talk by Rebecca Tucker
Rebecca Tucker is an award winning jeweller and lapidary who studied her craft at Birmingham School of Jewellery. She is currently the Workshop Manager of Hamonds the original Whitby Jet jewellers. She is also a curator of the recently opened Museum of Whitby Jet which is the only one of it's kind.
Rebecca has become a leading authority on the subject, a title which has seen her appear on various documentaries for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 as well as a regular conference and after-dinner speaker and lecturer around the UK and USA. Rebecca has written many articles for magazines, newspapers and online sources too.
Her talk will give a fascinating insight into one of history’s most intriguing jewellery industries. The story of a gemstone which 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.
Parking is free, and complimentary refreshments are served. All Boundless members, friends and family are welcome.
The Park Lane Suite, The Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel, Shipton Road, York, YO30 1XW