A beautiful, especially in the sun, Baltic Amber Bracelet with colors of Cognac Honey Egg Yolk Butterscotch Golden Yellow Lemon. Genuine 100% natural untreated (not melted, pressed or transformed). Excellent vintage condition. Please see photos as they are part of the description. Stretchable. Longest side is 38 mm (1½") and weight is 62.369 gr (2.2 ounces). 3" diameter.
A pre-historic well-defined gnat together with a tiny gnat is preserved in one of the pieces plus bubbles, seeds, leaves and small debris throughout each of the pieces. A real treasure trove of inclusions.
Amber is one of the four organic gem stones, the other three being coral, ivory and pearls. Like these, do not expose amber to harsh chemicals, jewelry cleaners, hair spray or perfume. In order to clean amber, use warm water and a soft cloth.
There's plenty of information on the world-wide web, but here is a short synopsis. Baltic amber is fossil resin produced by pine trees which grew in Northern Europe about 40-50 million years ago. The resin was washed out of the forest floor by large rivers and transported south towards the sea. In the course of time the resin was transformed to amber due to processes of polymerization and oxidation. Baltic amber (known as succinite) is a specific subset of amber that is found only in northern Europe and it accounts for some 80% of the known amber in the world.