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Honeycomb and Bee Baltic Amber Necklace
Item #45688
4.75

(based on 3 reviews)

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Hoping, perhaps, to sample some of the honey inside (tiny shakable cognac Baltic amber beads), a cognac and butterscotch amber honeybee with openwork wings clings to a honeycomb. This Honeycomb and Bee Baltic Amber Necklace is finely crafted by amber and silver artisans. Sterling silver.
Our extraordinary collection of Baltic Amber Jewelry celebrates the splendid amber jewelry and specimens curated by our National Museum of Natural History. Entirely handcrafted by Polish or Lithuanian amber artisans, each piece is a work of art, unrivaled in craftsmanship, elegance, and style. Natural variations will occur.
1"l. pendant and 19"l. snake chain (with 0.5" extender and 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

Average Rating:
4.75

(based on 3 reviews)

By Jeanine Kearney
Cottonwood, CA
November 01, 2017
5.05
"Holding this amazing bee pendant up to the sun is STUNNING! The entire bees body is translucent. The amber beads inside the silver honeycomb are perfect. I would love to hug the creators of this. I get comments and compliments everywhere I go."
By Kate the jewelry lover
Toronto
September 20, 2017
5.05
"I wear it: it's jewelry!"
By CSM
Upstate NY
September 11, 2017
4.05
"The idea and execution are outstanding. To my eye, there is one small design flaw, and that is that when worn on the chain, the bee is turned quite far to one side, and is hard to see. I'd prefer it to be slightly more toward the front. Still very interesting and pretty."