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Baltic Amber Snowflake Necklace and Earrings Set
Item #45840S
$95.00
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These delicately wrought sterling silver snowflakes are centered with luminous cabochons of honey Baltic amber. Sterling silver snake chain and findings. Natural variations will occur with this Baltic Amber Snowflake Necklace and Earrings Set.
Spectacular amber jewelry, beads, and specimens—evocative of the amber cabochon gracing this Baltic Amber Snowflake Necklace and Earrings Set—are curated by our National Museum of Natural History, the world's preeminent museum and research complex dedicated to inspiring curiosity, discovery and learning about the natural world. Scientists and researchers explore areas of anthropology, ethnology, botany, entomology, invertebrate and vertebrate zoology and the mineral sciences.
Necklace: 18"l. with 1.25"l. pendant. Lobster clasp. Pierced Earrings: 1.5"l.
Prized since the Stone Age, treasured by ancient civilizations, as well as 18th and 19th century European monarchs, amber (particularly 40,000 to 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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