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Baltic Amber Chip Necklace

$48.00 USD
TR160172

Baltic Amber necklace made of small lemon, cognac, green and cherry-colored Amber chips. Screw clasp. 

Amber is a fossilized resin from ancient trees. True gemstone amber ranges in age from one million to three million years old. Younger amber that has not undergone polymerization will decompose in contact with organic solvents. Older amber becomes brittle and unfit for use in jewelry. Amber can range in color from pale yellow to dark orange and often contains inclusions of ancient insects who got stuck when the resin was in liquid form.

Amber can be found in many different colors. More than half of the world’s amber is in the range of yellow to gold. A highly sought after hue of rich golden brown is known as cognac amber and is generally found in the Baltic region. Rare green amber gets its color from mixing with decaying plant matter during its development.

Peridot is gem quality forsterite, a magnesium-rich variety of olivine, a rock forming group of silicate minerals abundant in the earth’s mantle. Peridot ranges in hue from lime green to dark olive green, the latter being most valuable. This mineral was well known to ancient peoples all over the globe and has many stories associated with its appearance. Ancient Egyptians believed that peridot came to earth via an exploding star. In fact, peridot crystals have been found in nickel-iron meteorites called pallasites that are thought to be chunks of mantle from former planets. Interestingly, in 2011 the NASA Spitzer Telescope observed “olivine rain” in the gas cloud of a developing star.

Chemical composition: Mg2SiO4    

Hardness: 6.5-7

Amber’s pain relieving properties are attributed to its content of succinic acid, which is released when the amber is heated to body temperature through human contact. Amber teething necklaces have traditionally been used to relieve baby’s discomfort. Additionally, amber carries a gentle healing energy that draws away negativity and is balancing and calming to the wearer.

Peridot has been used since ancient times to ward away nightmares and sharpen the mind.

 

Measuring 19-inches long

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