Robinson's Whitby Jet

Contact: Norman Robinson

Telephone: (01947) 606100


Robinson's Jet,
6 Sandgate,
North Yorkshire, YO22 4DB.

Robinson's Jet, are producers of Finest Quality Whitby Jet Jewellery. We have been professional producers of Whitby jet jewellery for over 20 years, and make all the jewellery here in Whitby alongside our other skilled craftsmen.

Our shop, on the narrow bustling street of Sandgate, is situated in the heart of Whitby’s historic old town.

Jet is found in a number of places around the world, but the special conditions in which jet became fossilised are uncommon, and good quality jet is very rare. The conditions in Whitby’s jet rock were perfect so Whitby Jet is widely considered to be the best in the world. However, not all Whitby Jet is of high enough quality for use in jewellery.

Robinson’s Jet takes pride in using only the best quality Whitby Jet. We collect our own jet wherever possible, or buy from experienced local collectors. You can be sure that any jet jewellery purchased in our shop will be of the highest quality, and should last a lifetime.

Visit our online shop,, to view our online range of finest quality Whitby Jet Jewellery. Our large selection of jewellery includes Earrings, Pendants, Jewellery Sets, Brooches and Bracelets. We also produce cuff-links and Tie pins for men.

You can order online, or over the phone if you would prefer. Just give us a ring on 01947 606100 between 10.00am - 5.30pm any day.

Whitby Jet Facts. Did you Know?

  • What is Jet?

    Jet is a specific type of fossilised wood, made from the branches and trunks of Jurassic trees.

  • What is the difference between coal and jet?

    Coal was formed in the Carboniferous era, around 300 million years ago. It is the fossilised remains of a mass of vegetation, rather than individual tree trunks. As coal is made under different conditions it lacks the hardness and structure of jet and cannot be cut and polished the same way.

  • How can I identify Jet?

    Jet feels light and warm to the touch. If it is drawn across a piece of dry sandstone, or fine sandpaper, it leaves a brown, not black, streak. If the streak is black it is coal. Generally the lighter colour the streak , the higher quality the jet.

Map of Robinson's Whitby Jet Shop