11 round amber beads each framed in sterling silver. 8.5" - 22cm long.
Amber (Bursztyn in Polish) is fossilized
tree sap that dates back 40 million years. It comes from all around the
world, but the highest quality and richest deposits are found around
the Baltic Sea. During the colder months, when water density reaches
its highest point, amber floats up from the seabed and is washed to
shore by the waving sea. Amber is the only fossil resin that contains 3
to 8% succinic acid, a multi-purpose therapeutic substance, that was
prescribed by early physicians for headaches, heart problems, arthritis
and a variety of other ailments. In ancient times it was carried by
travellers for protection. All of our amber is directly imported from
the Baltic city of Gdansk, Poland.