Baltic Amber and Sterling Silver Wave Ring
Delicately waved squares—jeweled with rows of mini Baltic amber gems, graduating from cognac to lemon—are presented on the diagonal. This Baltic Amber and Sterling Silver Wave Ring is handmade by Polish jewelers. Sterling silver ring band. Natural variations will occur. Sizes 6-8.
Amber is curated in our National Gem Collection.
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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