Baltic Amber Honeybee Pin
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A brilliant marriage of natural elements, the head and tail of this Baltic Amber Honeybee Pin is delicately fashioned from gem-quality Baltic amber in delectable shades of cognac and butterscotch. The finely wrought body and openwork wings are oxidized sterling silver. Natural variations will occur. 1.25" x 1.75".
A celebration of the splendid amber specimens, talismans, and jewelry curated by our National Museum of Natural History, our exclusive Baltic Amber Jewelry Collection (entirely handcrafted by Polish amber artisans) is unrivaled in elegance, style, and craftsmanship.
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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