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Etched Baltic Amber Leaf Necklace

Item #50178

Price: $130.00

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Ethereally translucent and delicately etched leaf pendants are fashioned from Baltic amber by Polish amber jewelers. Sterling silver setting, snake chain, and lobster clasp. Natural variations will occur with this Etched Baltic Amber Leaf Necklace.  18"l. with 1.75"l. pendant.

Museum Provenance

Celebrating autumn leaves and amber jewelry 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 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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