Beautiful oval shaped sterling silver amber cameo pendant/brooch. Can be worn either as a pendant using the silver loop or as a brooch using the pin. The cameo is hand carved from the back of the pendant. Nicely detailed. Size is approx 1.5" x 1.25".
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.