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Honeycomb Split Hoop Pierced Earrings
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Lightweight and translucent, the amber-hued resin of these Honeycomb Split Hoop Pierced Earrings catches the light while the 18k gold overlay center band imparts a rich and sophisticated look. Hypoallergenic stainless steel posts.
Like these Honeycomb Split Hoop Pierced Earrings, gem-inspired jewelry is represented in the costume collection at our National Museum of American History, Behring Center, which curates more than 30,000 garments and accessories.
1"l. Hypoallergenic stainless steel posts.
Prized since the Stone Age, treasured by ancient civilizations, as well as 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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