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Six-Strand "Caribbean Amber" Jewelry Set
Item #50130S
$130.00
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Translucent romance, the Six-Strand Caribbean Amber Jewelry Set showcase the dazzling beauty of “Caribbean amber”—a gorgeous replication of rare fluorescent green Dominican amber, painstakingly created from Colombian copal by Lithuanian jewelers. The decorative filament necklace is secured with a lobster claw clasp. The teardrop dangles feature French wires. Natural variations will occur.
Though 40-60 million-year-old Baltic amber is renowned for its glowing beauty, younger 20-40 million-year-old Dominican amber is prized for its stunning fluorescent blues and greens evocative of the Caribbean Sea. Saluting this rare translucent beauty, Lithuanian jewelers developed a complex and expensive process to replicate its stunning green hue. Made from younger Mesoamerican amber, or copal, the dazzling result is making its Smithsonian debut in this extraordinary collection—each piece a magnificent reflection of the numerous amber specimens, beads, carvings and jewelry held in our National Museum of Natural History’s Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals.
Necklace, 17.5"l.; Pierced Earrings, 0.875"l.
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:
By Lynne
Canada
March 08, 2017
4.05
"I didn't give it 5 stars because the necklace beads are much smaller than I thought they'd be. The earrings are the right size. Notwithstanding the size of the necklace beads, they are very pretty and eye-catching. I've received several compliments on this set."
By Chip's Mom
Middleton WI
March 30, 2016
4.05
"I bought these as a set, but can't wear them together. The necklace is a bright green without as much variation as shown in the picture, and the earrings are a much paler, yellowish green. I'm going to have to find some other green earrings."
By ACampbell
Tennessee
February 11, 2016
3.05
"The color was way more yellow than the green I was hoping for. Quality seemed good and it is a unique piece. Just not the color for me."
By DSnoopy
Sequim, WA
December 07, 2015
5.05
"Would recommend"
By AnnieLaurie
Allyn, WA
July 13, 2015
5.05
"This lovely set looks as nice with a tee and jeans as it does with a dress and jacket. The color looks "good enough to eat". It is also lightweight and comfortable to wear."