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Natures Honey - Art Deco Sterling Silver Baltic Amber Ring. This gorgeous ring is crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked with a hallmark for sterling silver (tested) 925 sterling. Featuring a genuine oval cabochon amber gemstone, quality silver-work and exquisite styling. The expertly set decorated bezel boasts a beautiful honey coloured Baltic amber gem with interesting specimens within the gemstone. The shoulders of the ring are also detailed with a very pretty floral design, leading down to a polished and smooth band. This ring is most definitely a statement piece absolutely stunning when worn, this ring would make a perfect gift or addition to any jewelry collection.
Note: Amber is the most well known "stone" for making jewellery and and it is still very valued and precious. The oldest amber found is 170 millions years old. It was found on the island of Bornholm.
Millions of years ago Denmark was under water. The climate was warm and humid. In large mixed forests trees grew, they were tall and probably stood singly. The trees sweat amber and formed large quantities of resin, which were collected in blobs. Large rivers washed the resin clumps into the sea, where they sank to the bottom together with the clay. Over the next millions of years the resin petrified and became amber..the gold of the north.
Scientists do not know for sure, but it is believed that the amber came from a special type of fir, which is now extinct.
The climate changed many times after amber was sweated from those trees, and the glacial streams of the ice ages carried huge quantities of gravel and stone, including the amber, with them to where Denmark slowly emerged from the sea bed.
The vikings found the amber, and since amber is very easy to prepare and form they used it for jewellery.
Amber has been worn as an amulet for protection of health, against bad luck and evil attacks. It is said to bring balance, to absorb the negative energy, to ease pain, and increases life force. It should even heal nerves and bone marrow. It is suppose to help your decision in what you desire and calm your nerves. It emits a sunny and bright soothing energy. When worn around your neck, it assists to cure sore throats. It can even assist in digestive ailments, bleeding teeth, headaches and epilepsy. For many, amber does change negative energy into positive because it is quite simply so beautiful to look at.
Measurements: Face of Ring 24mm x 20mm
Stone Size: Amber 19mm x 15mm
Ring Size: 8 1/2
Date: Circa 1940