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Baltic Amber Pussycat Necklace
Item #45555

(based on 11 reviews)

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Smithsonian Exclusive Smithsonian Institution Exclusive

Studded with gem quality Baltic amber—her beautiful green eyes and her elegant cognac back jewels—this Baltic Amber Pussycat Necklace with cute whiskers and contrasting "fur" makes a major feline style statement. Handcrafted by highly skilled Polish jewelers, the large 4"l. pendant is presented on an 18"l. omega chain with lobster clasp. 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.
4"l. pendant; 18"l. omega chain with lobster 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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(based on 11 reviews)

By Elizabeth Jost
San Marcos, CA
June 14, 2018
"I was disappointed in that there is no light behind the eyes to show they are green. They look black, would look much better if the green showed through. In your description you should not say the eyes are green! Also, I thought it is way overpriced. For these reasons I only rated it as ok."
By The Avenger
Dover NH
July 15, 2016
"I bought this because the cat is supposed to have green eyes. Instead, a cheap stone was used that has no shine and is a dull black. I will not order from the Smithsonian again. In addition to having the most expensive mail costs, they are incredibly slow (for what you are paying, merchandise should come right away, not ten days after it is shipped) and rude when you talk to them on the phone."
By Mare
Ft. Washington, MD
April 21, 2016
"I returned it due to its large size."
By Garlyn
Albany, NY
December 03, 2015
"This is a great gift for someone who loves jewelry and cats :)"
By jean
November 14, 2015
"I think the piece was overpriced."