With intriguing design, this creative amber pendant and earring set is certain to be noticed. In sterling silver, this elegant look features a 3 inch oval-shaped wrapped in a frame of alluring detailing. Above, a sculpted swirl bail shimmers with a ribbon of sparkling sterling Buffed to a brilliant luster, this pendant suspends along an 17.0-inch rope chain with swirls of beaded design that secures with a spring-ring clasp. Bring the dazzle to any attire with this scintillating Art Deco-inspired set.AMBER IS A GEMBUT NOT A GEMSTONE. Amber is not a mineral, but the hardened resin of certain trees fossilized over long periods of time. Because it forms a translucent orange-yellow substance that glows when polished and held up to light, it has long been used in jewelry and other decorations. The proper classification for organic gems like coral, pearl, and amber is gem material, not gemstone. AMBER WAS ONCE PART OF A TREE'S IMMUNE SYSTEM. When a tree is punctured or scratched, the tree releases a sticky substance called resin to seal the wounded area. Over time, chemically stable kinds of resin will harden and form the pretty, translucent version of amber that you are familiar with.
Thus amber is the hardened, stable resin of ancient trees. IT REQUIRES MILLIONS OF YEARS AND PROPER BURIAL CONDITIONS TO FORM. Most forms of resin are chemically unstable and will decay over time rather than harden.
When a stable resin gets buried in the right conditions, such as in water sediments that formed the bottom of a lagoon or delta, sedimentary clay, shale, and sandstones associated with layers of lignite, a brown coal, it hardens through "progressive oxidation and polymerization of the original organic compounds, oxygenated hydrocarbons, " according to Emporia State University's Susie Ward Aber. The majority of amber is found within Cretaceous and Paleogene sedimentary rocks (approximately 30 to 90 million years old). The item "VINTAGE STERLING NATURAL AMBER NECKLACE PENDANT PIN & EARRING SET ART DECO" is in sale since Tuesday, August 27, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Fine Jewelry\Fine Necklaces & Pendants\Gemstone". The seller is "4744366" and is located in Andover, Massachusetts.
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