Baltic Amber Falcon Necklace

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Description

A masterpiece of silversmithing and lapidary work, Polish artisans have created a silver falcon with gorgeous plumage—sculpted in sterling silver with hand-shaped green, lemon, cognac, and cherry Baltic amber. Hook and eye clasp. Made in Poland. Natural variations will occur with this Baltic Amber Falcon Necklace.

This jewelry item comes packaged in a white box (pictured).

Museum Story

Sometimes called “the golden gem of the ages,” amber is often found in coastal areas—especially from the Baltic Sea where it is sometimes found on the shore after a storm. Since the Stone Age amber has been prized and revered by many cultures—for its beauty and for its supposed curative and magical powers. Amber—like the gems gracing this Baltic Amber Falcon Necklace—is curated by the Mineral Sciences Department at our National Museum of Natural History.

Gemstone Info

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.

Details

18"l. sterling silver snake chain. 2"l. pendant.

Customer Reviews

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2

Charles Cassell

December 30, 2021

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Poor item design

One of the jewels fell out of the necklace when we took it out of the box.

5

Melanie

December 29, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Bird lover's Necklace

My hubby gave me this for Christmas. I am a bird enthusiast. It is a stunning necklace. Just lovely and a very nice size.

5

Larry Stucki

December 28, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful!!!

Extremely pleased.

5

Maureen Santina

December 12, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Unique and dramatic

This piece is exquisitely detailed. Beautiful design with brilliant colors and a sense of soaring motion. My necklace looks just as pictured.

2

Ingo

December 6, 2021

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Not What I expected

Not quite what I expected.

5

Ronald Trust

November 25, 2021

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Baltic Amber Falcon Necklace Soars with its Beauty

This outstanding piece combines its perceived dramatic flight with its multicolored design. The broad wingspread gives the wearer and observers the appearance of pure freedom. It has become one of the owner's favorite jewelry items.

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TW

December 29, 2019

Customer Rating: 2 out of 5 Purchased for wife for her birthday, main body sto...

Purchased for wife for her birthday, main body stone did not fill in piece and left a large gap. For price expected more solid piece. Looks nice from a distance. TX

5

Maria B.

May 26, 2019

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 A beautiful necklace. The colors are very pretty i...

A beautiful necklace. The colors are very pretty in person and the bird looks great. Chino Hills, CA

5

Catherine Kniff

January 16, 2019

Customer Rating: 5 out of 5 Beautiful pendant with several amber colors. Hand...

Beautiful pendant with several amber colors. Hand work is excellent. My only comment is that some of the stones are not set exactly in their mounts - however doesn't affect the impact of this exceptional piece of art. Holiday, FL

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