Necklace Stone(s): genuine onyx and genuine Baltic citrine amber
Necklace Length: 18.5 inches
Deep: 4.5 inches
Weight: 48.3 grams
Serial Number: n20667
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.
Citrine is quartz generally occurring in a golden color. Citrine occurs naturally in Scotland and in the Ural Mountains of Russia. Much citrine available today is actually smoky quartz or amethyst that has been heat-treated to achieve its characteristic color.
Onyx is a chalcedony quartz with a fine texture and black color. Some onyx also displays white bands or ribbons against a black background. Onyx was popular with the ancient Greeks and Romans. The name comes from the Greek word "onux," which means fingernail. The myth is that Cupid cut the divine fingernails of Venus one day while she was sleeping. He discarded the clippings and the fates turned them to stone so that no part of Venus would ever be lost. In Greek times, almost all colors of chalcedony from fingernail white to dark brown and black were called onyx. Later, the Romans narrowed the term to refer to black and dark brown colors only.
This is a DESIGNER, one-of-a-kind genuine Baltic Amber 5, 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.<