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Baltic Amber Pussycat Necklace
|A Smithsonian Institution Exclusive|
Studded with gem quality Baltic amber—her beautiful green eyes and her elegant cognac back jewels—this Baltic Amber Pussycat Necklace with cute whiskers and contrasting “fur” makes a major feline style statement. Handcrafted by highly skilled Polish jewelers, the large 4"l. pendant is presented on an 18"l. omega chain with lobster clasp. Sterling silver chain, pendant and findings. Natural variations will occur. 4"l. pendant; 18"l. omega chain with lobster clasp.
Unrivaled in elegance and craftsmanship, our artisan Baltic amber jewelry celebrates the magnificent amber specimens, beads, jewelry, and talismans 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 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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