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Baltic Amber Pierced Calla Lilies Earrings
Item #42200
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With sleek sterling silver settings culminating in organically shaped beads of cognac Baltic amber, these exclusive Baltic Amber Pierced Calla Lily Earrings let you accessorize with flirtatious understatement. Handcrafted by Polish jewelers with sterling silver settings and findings. Natural variations will occur.
Amber has been collected from the shores and seabed of the Baltic Sea for nearly 6,000 years. Like the amber gems gracing these elegant Baltic Amber Calla Lily Earrings, Baltic amber is still prized for its translucent glow and supposed powers of healing. Magnificent amber specimens, beads, carvings and jewelry are held in Our National Museum of Natural History’s Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals.
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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By Xxxxxxxx
August 22, 2017
By Bill
January 02, 2017
"Very attractive"
By Friar 42
Central New Jersey
December 28, 2016
"This Calla Lilly earring set is a perfect complement to the Baltic amber Calla Lilly necklace. It has a nice, clean line and provides a nice, dressy look."
By Bill
Fort Campbell, KY
December 27, 2016
"I bought this using Fedex 2 day shipping for my wife a week prior to Christmas and added the gift wrapping option. It arrived three days later than it should have. Since it was already gift wrapped, imagine how surprised I was when my wife opened the box and one stone was just floating around by the metal part of the earrings. Some glue residue was on the stone. There was also supposed to be a card explaining the Smithsonian history connecting the gem earrings that come with all purchases. There was not. I think the biggest disappointment was the fact that this was the only present I gave my wife. Probably her worst Christmas present from me in the last 20 years."
By Tommy
November 04, 2016
"my wife really loved the ear rings. They were just what I had ordered."