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Baltic Amber Owl Necklace
Item #45564
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Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

This noble (but still adorable) symbol of wisdom perches on a branch, the better to display his gorgeous cherry amber eyes and translucent cognac amber breast. The exceptional work of Polish silversmiths, the 1.75"l. pendant is presented on an 18"l. Italian-made snake chain with spring ring clasp. This Baltic Amber Owl Necklace has a sterling silver chain, pendant and findings. Natural variations will occur.
Unrivaled in elegance and craftsmanship, our artisan Baltic amber jewelry celebrates the magnificent amber specimens, beads, jewelry, and talismans curated by our National Museum of Natural History.
1.75"l. pendant; 18"l. Italian-made snake chain with spring ring clasp.
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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By Don
Aquilla, tx
January 02, 2016
"It was received very enthusiastically."
By Mr. Ed
December 30, 2016
"My wife loves her new owl necklace!!!"
By BB in the Sun
Pierre, SD
December 03, 2015
"Beautiful and cute little owl. Love it. Only con is the amber is thinner than I expected but if good quality. The owl is wonderful. I'll cherish it for years."
By Jo
San Diego
October 04, 2015
"A clever reminder of being a teacher. This cute owl looks really nice on a dark colored shirt. I've received numerous compliments and am happy I purchased the amber owl."
By babashopper
Rochelle, IL
April 01, 2015
"Silver and Baltic amber work exceptionally well together to represent this little owl. Although it is not that difficult to find owl-themed jewelry, this piece is remarkably detailed and beautifully made. The more you look at it, the more you will appreciate the subtle artistry that went into its creation."