Wonderful honey-colored natural amber bead necklace. Graduated faceted amber beads are hand knotted on gold silk and finished with a 14k gold tube clasp. Powerful. Circa 1920.
Amber was considered the "soul of the tiger" in Asian cultures and regarded as the stone of courage. Amber is petrified tree resin. Its color is determined by the conditions in which the amber petrified, whether in cold, heat, underground or in water, as well as the tree the resin originated from. The inclusions are the result of pollen, insects and vegetable matter being trapped within the resin and petrified.
Details.....Necklace is 28" long. The largest bead measures 22.1mm by 16.3mm, the smallest is 6.8mm by 6.2mm. You should always expect some wear on your antique and vintage jewels, we consider it part of their charm.
Item number n5115.