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Baltic Amber Paisley Necklace

Item #50184

Price: $160.00

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The exceptional artistry of Polish jewelers is evidenced in this lyrical scroll-and-teardrop pendant set with translucent gems of perfectly shaped, honey Baltic amber. Sterling silver setting, snake chain, and lobster clasp. Natural amber variations will occur this Baltic Amber Paisley Necklace.  18"l. with 2.75"l. pendant (including bale).

Museum Provenance

Amber jewelry is curated by our National Museum of Natural History.

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 Information

Prized 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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