Jacqueline Cullen is a designer /maker specialising in contemporary Whitby jet jewellery. Whitby jet is a prehistoric black fossil ca. 180 million years old and most commonly associated with Victorian mourning jewellery. Whitby jet is now rare. Inspired by dramatic acts of nature, hiatuses inform her aesthetics and the interruption or breaking up of a bold, fluid form is central to her work where fractures,fissures and crevices release a luxurious cascade of textured gold or diamonds.