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Slip around your neck this stunning creation! Designed in 18K yellow gold embraced™ accents over sterling silver and palladium, this pendant features a unique cushion shaped carved 33 x 20mm yellow amber in a claw setting with an image of a panther breathing fire. The amber is offset with one round cut 2mm and three round cut 1.5mm orange sapphire stones in claw and bead settings.
Complete the look with the matching ring J403846 and earrings J410081.
About Polish Amber:
Polish amber is widely regarded as one of the finest grade the world has to offer. Sourced from the Baltic port city of Gdansk, a traditional center for amber cutting that dates back centuries, this gemstone features the precise carved works that Poland is famous for. Carved Polish amber is created using the ancient technique of Intaglio carving which involves hand carving a picture or pattern in the base of the gemstone in reverse relief.
Initially treated to clarify the stone for this exceptionally-detailed effort, and subsequently carved, the Intaglio is then packed with white resin to complete the work of art with a striking high-contrast image. When viewed through the top of the stone, the domed cabochon amplifies the carving, creating a three-dimensional effect on the seemingly encased image. Intaglio artistry has been celebrated by cultures throughout the ages including the Romans and Greeks. Each carving is unique, no two will be exactly alike.
Includes one year vendor warranty from date of purchase. Also includes a gemstone romance card with purchase.
Part of the Gems en Vogue II Collection. All weights pertaining to diamond weights are minimum weights. Additionally, please note that many gemstones are treated to enhance their beauty. Click here for important information about gemstone enhancements and special care requirements.
Our Gold Embraced collections feature layers of precious 18K gold over sterling silver or bronze for a rich, lustrous, radiant finish everywhere you look and touch.
To care for your plated jewelry items:
Amber:Amber is fossilized resin from ancient plants, especially coniferous trees. Tens of millions of years ago, if the conditions were right, this sticky resin would become encased in earth and gradually become fossilized. Resin that has not completely fossilized is called copal.
Sometimes leaves, bits of wood, and even the whole bodies of insects would be trapped along with the resin. Pieces of amber with the intact remains of ancient insects or other small organisms are rare and highly valued. More than 1,000 extinct species have been identified in amber.
Jewelry and History
Amber is translucent and range in color from dark brown to a light lemon yellow. It is very soft, with a hardness of 2.5 on the Mohs Scale, and it can be scratched easily. Jewelry with amber cabochons should be worn with care to prevent damage to the stones.
Amber has been used as jewelry for thousands of years. Homer mentions amber jewelry—earrings and a necklace of amber beads—as a princely gift in The Odyssey. Amber can be burned, and this produces a strong aroma the ancient Germans used as incense; they called it bernstein, or "burn stone." Clear, colorless amber was considered the best material for rosary beads in the Middle Ages due to its smooth, silky feel.
Today, two main sources of amber are the Baltic Sea and the Dominican Republic. Amber from the Baltic states is older, but amber from the Dominican Republic is more likely to have insect inclusions.
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