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Baltic Amber Calla Lily Necklace
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With sleek sterling silver settings culminating in organically shaped beads of Baltic amber, this graceful Baltic Amber Calla Lily Necklace lets you accessorize with flirtatious understatement. Sterling silver, Italian-made snake chain and findings. Natural variations will occur. 17.5"l. with jump ring clasp.
The collections of our National Museum of Natural History include gorgeous amber beads and pendants.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.
Additional Gemstone InformationPrized since the Stone Age, treasured by ancient civilizations, and coveted by 18th- and 19th-century European monarchs, amber (particularly 40,000-50,000 year-old Baltic amber) is still highly valued for its natural translucence. A glowing organic gemstone (naturally occurring in various shades of brown, yellow, or green), amber is actually the fossilized resin of prehistoric trees. Natural inclusions such as plant life or insects increase its worth.
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