Amber Cross "Sea Treasures" - Pendant
The amber cross "Sea Treasures" shows an interesting untreated amber surface.
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Amber Cross "Sea Treasures"
Sea treasures are amber pieces that are not polished but their surface is left untreated just like the fossil resin is fished out of the sea. This amber cross therefore displays an interesting, rough surface which only seldom can be seen with amber jewelry. In this way a very rustic appeal is created which highlights the classic motif of the cross even more.
This pendant is made of Baltic amber. Amber is a fossil hardened resin of conifers that grew in the cretaceous age (140-66 million years) or the tertiary age (66-1,7 million years). Its color ranges from light yellow to almost black and it can be transparent or opaque. Amber is easily inflammable and burns with a smell of incense. It is only a bit heavier than water and therefore rises up from the bottom of the sea during storms and is then deposited on the shore - the biggest places of discovery are therefore at the shores of the Baltic sea.
You can choose the amber color for this jewelry
This jewelry is also available in gold
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Jewelry, Gems & Minerals
Amber Cross "Sea Treasures"
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Amber and Silver 2011".
Amber and Silver 2011
This jewelry belongs to the jewelry line up "Amber and Silver 2011" - this line up can also be downloaded as a printable catalogue so that you can order by fax or mail:
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