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Carved Oval Baltic Amber Floral Design Sterling Pendant w/Chain

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Description
Always in bloom. A carved flower accents the center of this oval Baltic amber cabochon. The oval pendant is surrounded by a bezel-set frame of sterling silver.

  • Includes pendant and fine diamond-cut chain
  • Sterling silver
  • Gemstone weight is not given for amber
  • Oval, bezel-set Baltic amber cabochon with carved flower at the center
  • Chain secures with a lobster claw clasp
  • Approximate measurements: Pendant 1-3/16"L x 1/2"W; Chain 18"L
  • Manufacturer's Certificate of Authenticity
  • Pendant made in Poland; Chain made in Italy

About Amber
Amber

Stone Information & Mining

Amber is an organic gem. Organic gems are the products of living or once-living organisms and biological processes. Amber formed tens of millions of years ago, when sap from ancient trees hardened and fossilized. Amber is sometimes called "gold of the North." Its warm luster is featured in beads, carvings, pendants, and cabochons, as well as decorative items like cups, bowls, snuff boxes, and umbrella handles. A related material, called copal, is also fossilized tree resin, but it's far younger than amber, at less than a million years old. Some types of amber are found in the ground. Other types have been freed and carried by tides, ending up on beaches or near-shore areas. The Baltic coast bordering Germany, Poland, and Russia is still an important source of amber.

Legend & Lore

Scientists and collectors treasure amber that contains suspended animal or plant fragments. These fossilized bits of once-living things were trapped in the hardening amber, creating a fascinating time capsule. Amber is probably best known for its insect and other types of inclusions. Millions of years ago, when amber oozed from countless plants, the substance acted as a sticky trap for ants, bees, termites, and other insects. Flower parts, leaves, and pine needles are also typical amber inclusions, along with gas bubbles. Amber containing larger animals like scorpions, snails, frogs, and lizards can be very valuable—especially if the animal "inclusions" are preserved intact.

Color

Although consumers are most familiar with yellow and golden amber, the gem can be white, yellow, and orange to reddish brown. Rarely, strong fluorescence can give amber a bluish or greenish appearance, which when attractive can be highly valuable.

Amber

Cleaning

The only safe way to clean amber is with warm, soapy water. Be sure to use a mild soap.

This information was excerpted from GIA's Gem Encyclopedia with permission from GIA. For the full GIA Gem Encyclopedia entry, click here. For more information about GIA, click here.

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my first order from qvc This was my first order from QVC. I bought the necklace , matching ring and dangling earrings.The are so beautiful and I am very impressed with the quality of them.I am defently going to be buying more products from you. 10-19-13
Treasures from the Baltic I had been wanting to purchase an amber floral design piece of jewelry for some time. I also purchased the ring . I am of Polish ancestry and have several pieces of amber and happy to add this to my collection. 10-15-13
Perfect Gift -- HAND CARVED! FEMININE! Quality craftsmanship (made in Poland) Beautiful Amber stone.... rose is CARVED OUT from the back side (WOW!) wish chain was gold not silver but still beautiful Comes with certificate of authenticity 10-13-13
VERY BEAUTIFUL! This pendant is very beautiful with a nice sparkley chain. I got the matching ring at the same time and they match perfectly. I love the rose carving and the way the color pops against the dark amber. Great buy! 06-17-13
Love it Simply stunning, very feminine. The flower is very detailed and the chain is very sparkly. 01-22-13
A work of art This pendant is breathtakingly beautiful. I have nothing like it and can't remember seeing anything similar. It is the ultimate feminine piece. This would make a great gift. Any attempt to describe this cannot do it justice. You have to see it to believe how beautiful it is. 01-12-13
Breathtaking I mean that literally -- I gasped. No picture can do it justice, because much of what makes this so amazing is its 3-dimensionality. This is like a beautiful, perfect miniature in a window box, except the box is oval, and you can wear it. It's more delicate than it appears on screen, and I think that adds to its appeal as well. Two things to be aware of: the front is perfectly encased (glass?) but the back is not. I checked on the web, and this does need a bit of care taken, not much more than pearls, but one needs to be mindful. I would have paid an extra five or ten dollars to have the back sealed off, and not have to worry about it. Second, the chain is very delicate -- could not be a more perfect match, lovely. Unfortunately, the clapse is also delicate, and is a major pain. I wish they had sized that up a bit. I am really, really kicking myself for not getting that ring when it was available. I went back, but its on waitlist now. 01-11-13
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