Stone(s): genuine Baltic butterscotch amber, genuine aquamarine, genuine amethyst and genuine pearl
Overall Dimension of Each (including hooks): 2.75 x 1.5 x 0.2 inches
Back Type: Hook
Weight: 17 grams
Serial Number: e25412
Amber, an organic gemstone, is the fossilized sap of prehistoric trees which grew up to 50 million years ago. The stone has been used for jewelry since the time of Christ. The world's finest amber comes from the region around the Baltic sea.
Amethyst is an extremely sought-after gem which has been valued by many civilizations since antiquity. A variety of vitreous quartz, amethyst often forms dramatic prismatic crystals which are often formed into jewelry without being cut. Brazil and Uruguay are common sources of high quality amethyst. In the early Christian church, amethyst was believed to guard against intoxication, hence its derivation from the Greek "amethustos," meaning "not drunk."
Aquamarine, along with emerald, is a gemstone variety of the silicate mineral beryl. Its name meaning "sea water," aquamarine ranges in color from a sea-green to a sky-blue and generally forms large, somewhat clear crystals. In ancient times, aquamarine jewelry was thought to protect sailors.
Natural pearls are formed when an foreign object becomes trapped in the shell of an oyster or pearl and the animal surrounds the object with several mineral layers in order to protect its soft tissue. Most pearls sold today are farmed pearls, created by intentionally inserting small mother-of-pearl beads in the oyster's shell. The resulting pearls are harvested up to two years later. Pearls come in a range of pastel colors from cream to blue to pink, and irregularly shaped pearls are often called "baroque" pearls. Mabe pearls are hemispherical cultured pearls grown against the inside shell of an oyster rather than in the mollusk's body. Mabe pearls are typically used in settings such as that conceal their flat backs.
This is a DESIGNER, one-of-a-kind genuine Baltic Amber 3, hand-made by Polish designers. Please note that we use Baltic Amber for description only if it is high quality, genuine Baltic Amber. Don't confuse it with pressed amber or "ambroid" (pieces of amber embedded in plastic). When you buy from TibetShining you are guaranteed real gem quality amber, in the era of 40 to 60 million years old, and from Poland's Baltic Sea area.<