A stunning genuine natural Baltic amber bib necklace weighing 86.3grams, vintage 1960s. This is a dramatic statement piece made from wonderful natural amber chunks graduating in size from approximately 1.75 inch chunks at the front to smaller at the back. The clasp is a copper hook clasp. This amber has many desirable inclusions making it a completely unique, one of a kind piece. It measures 18 inches long. Genuine Baltic amber.
Baltic Amber (succinite) is the fossilized resin of now extinct pine trees that lived 40 to 60 million years ago. The fascinating thing about it is that although it was created over 40 million years ago, it is still "alive", namely the hardening processes are still happening to it. As part of this process, amber becomes darker and richer toned over time. As it darkens, it becomes deeper and more expressive. Baltic Amber is a highly valued and desired decorative stone. Its popularity bloomed in the times of the Roman Empire, where Roman merchants used to travel around Europe looking for sources of the raw material, and the Southern civilizations were connected with the Barbarian North by the famous Amber Route. For centuries, this highly valued and appreciated stone, mostly at magnate's estates, it showed their wealth and power. Their huge demand for amber products in 16th and 18th century contributed to the development of amber craft, with the biggest centers in Gdańsk and Konigsberg. The Amber Room, the most famous piece of amber art of all times, which has been arousing treasure hunters' imagination since the end of the World War II, was also created at that time.
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