Smithsonian Institution Exclusive
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).
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.
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, green and clear), amber is actually the fossilized resin of prehistoric trees. Natural inclusions such as plant life or insects increase its worth.
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