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Heirloom Amber Necklace and Bracelet

Item #46826

Price: $70.00 - $260.00


A Smithsonian Institution Exclusive



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Showcasing Copal amber’s rich range of colors, this stunning handmade Heirloom Amber Necklace and Bracelet beautifully arrays nuggets of polished amber. The honey (with inclusions) and rarer milky shades are naturally occurring. The cherry and the new “Caribbean amber” are expensively and exactingly enhanced—each by a different process—to achieve their gorgeous hues. Plastic screw clasp. Natural variations will occur.

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Heirloom Amber Necklace $260.00
Heirloom Amber Stretch Bracelet $70.00

 Necklace, 18"l.; Stretch Bracelet, 7".

Museum Provenance

Though 40-60 million-year-old Baltic amber is renowned for its glowing beauty, younger 20-40 million-year-old Dominican amber is prized for its stunning fluorescent blues and greens evocative of the Caribbean Sea. Saluting this rare translucent beauty, Lithuanian jewelers developed a complex and expensive process to replicate its stunning green hue. Made from younger Mesoamerican amber, or copal, the dazzling result is making its Smithsonian debut in this extraordinary collection—each piece a magnificent reflection of the numerous amber specimens, beads, carvings and jewelry held in our National Museum of Natural History’s Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of geology, gems and Minerals.

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.


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