VULCANITE PENDANT NECKLACE
VULCANITE PENDANT NECKLACE
VULCANITE PENDANT NECKLACE
VULCANITE PENDANT NECKLACE
VULCANITE PENDANT NECKLACE
VULCANITE PENDANT NECKLACE
FLEW DESIGNS

VULCANITE PENDANT NECKLACE

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A Victorian-era Vulcanite chain with a large Vulcanite pendant depicting a woman’s face, and hung with a silver wheat chain.

Vulcanite is a type of vulcanized rubber formed by combining sulphur and India rubber, then heating the mixture for several hours. Charles Goodyear is credited with developing the process, which he patented in 1844. Vulcanite can be white, black or in various colors. As a result, in the mid and late-19th century, the hard substance was often used to imitate coral, tortoiseshell and jet - especially the latter, as dark pieces became more popular, especially with the prevalence of mourning jewelry.

Like jet, it's lightweight and warm or room temperature to the touch. Most vulcanite pieces are molded, as opposed to carved, and might seem more espresso-colored than black - the material turned brown over time and exposure to sunlight.

Flew Designs is the brand founded by local Melbourne-based jeweller and sculptor, Susie Lewis.