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Baltic Amber Honeybee Pin
Item #40430

(based on 5 reviews)

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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.
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.
1.25" x 1.75".
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

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(based on 5 reviews)

February 04, 2019
"The picture does it no justice it is absolutely gorgeous."
January 24, 2019
"Beautiful pin! I was given one and I love it!"
By Shawn
August 27, 2016
"I had wanted this piece for a long time and was delighted to receive it as a birthday gift. It was lovely when I received it. I wore it a few times but then the Amber from the abdomen fell out leaving only the setting. I'm both disappointed this happened and also disappointed at the way Smithsonian Catalog responded to me when I let them know about the defect. It was literally days outside of the warranted return policy. My loss."
By plowboy
cheshire, ma.
December 27, 2016
"In my opinion, the pin received is not as attractive as the one shown in the catalogue. This one looks as though it was "rushed"."
By lilytree
November 26, 2015
"Gorgeous pin! Nicely done amber setting!"