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Baltic Amber Falcon Necklace
Item45753
5.05

(based on 3 reviews)

$170.00
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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. Natural variations will occur with this Baltic Amber Falcon Necklace.
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.
18"l. sterling silver snake chain. 2"l. pendant.
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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Customer Reviews

Average Rating:
5.05

(based on 3 reviews)

By Maria B.
Chino Hills, CA
May 26, 2019
5.05
"A beautiful necklace. The colors are very pretty in person and the bird looks great."
January 16, 2019
5.05
"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."
By Ann Marie
Philadelphia, PA
February 12, 2018
5.05
"This is a stunning pendant! I wear it every chance I get. I wish the clasp was easier to use, but that's my only negative, and it is worth the trouble."