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Partially polished Amber gemstone

  • £9800

We have been asked by collectors to present some exclusive pieces of Amber on our website.  This beautiful piece is partially polished , one side is smoother , but neither is totally polished so as to preserve the  unique natural appearance of the stone. It feels very natural to the touch. 

This Amber gemstone is a wonderful collectors piece , but it could also be set in silver to create an awesome statement necklace or bangle . 

Amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pine trees.  Our Amber comes from the Baltic region and was formed during the Eocene geological period , about 44 million years ago, when the Baltic region was experiencing a semi -tropical climate. 
Eventually as the trees  died and fell to the ground , layers of sediments, sands  , gravels covered the ancient forests and a process known as molecular polymerization occured forming what is known as `copal`. Further heat and pressure was applied  by the overlying sediments to evenually create Amber. Depending on the fossilisation conditions , different colours of Amber will form . 

Amber was one of the commodities traded along the famous "Amber Road" , which lead from the Baltic to the Mediterranean , and then onto the " Silk Route"  to the East. 
A birthstone for Aries and Leo, it is said to promote courage , vitality and personal growth.

Weight: 27.2 grams      Stone size;  5.3cm x 4.7cm x approximately 1.5cm deep , as the stone is slightly thicker at one end tapering off to the other side, as is visible on the first image.

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