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SELECT STOCK Precious Gemstone AMBER organic honey strand natural premium scarce faceted Orb shape luxury accent beads

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• ITEM: Faceted Amber Beads

• PRICE: $19.50 OBO!

♥ Amber is one of the earliest organic materials used by man to adorn himself. We have been compelled to incorporate it into our adornments since the Stone Age. Pliny the Elder stated: "The luxury of amber is so great that any figirine produced in amber, regardless of how small, is worth more than the healthy man himself".

Amber has an energy that commands our attention. It’s the essence of life that holds us a captive audience, without question, sparing no expense. It is the “voice” and when we wear it, we are the “amplifier”. Some amber nuggets are like miniature glass theatres showing dramatic scenes, frozen in time, like stop-action photography. Rare specimens are highly coveted by collectors. They include predator and prey caught in the very moment of triumph and defeat, enemies striking a threatening pose during the heat of battle, coitus and even actual birth!

And then comes inevitable death. Under close inspection, one can literally see echoes from life’s end as radiating waves of shimmering reflections referred to as “strain”. Strain is a direct result of a dramatic death struggle that ensues as the creature, slowly, dies in the gripping mire. From afar, we see this strain as beautiful reflections. In heat-treated amber, lacking natural strain, the beautiful reflections are called “sun spangles”.

Amber resonates an essence of life in unparalleled volumes. It speaks to us in the form of subliminal echoes from the past. It haunts us from the grave, beckoning to be appreciated for the spellbinding thing that it is. Alas, life and death is but a beautiful and bittersweet struggle from beginning to end.

From its humble beginnings and the origins of life entombed within, amber reminds us of that beautiful struggle. We are mesmerized by amber because it is a miniature time capsule, and preserved within, are the secrets of life itself.


• SPECIES: Amber / Natural fossiliferous tree resin
• QUANTITY: 24 pcs
• SIZE: 5 mm
• GRAM WT: 2.59g
• SHAPE: orb
• FACETED: precision faceted
• DRILLED: center
• COLOR: honey
• CLARITY: very good
• DIAPHANIETY: transparent to translucent
• SYMMETRY: premium
• MATCHING: premium
• FINISH: premium
• ORIGIN: Russia
• FYI: Amber has a hardness of 2 to 2.5 and its toughness is not good, which makes it suitable for occasional wear jewelry. Keep amber stored seperately to prevent it from being "bit" by other harder stones & metals. Avoid contact with fatty oils, lard, butter, hairspray, perfume, strong sunshine, strong heat, thermal shock, ultrasonic cleaner, steam cleaner, commercial cleaners and long exposure to water or extended periods of dry air. Remove perspiration after use. Clean with mild soap & water. Dry with soft cloth. Oil with olive oil to preserve sheen. Re-polish every 4-6 months with Sunshine cloth or soft cloth & Turtle Wax.

Our grading system is derived from a qualified professional assessment comparing core color, saturation, tonality, clarity & cut from similar species of beads typically sold in the open market. Average Commercial grade is considered the benchmark for assessing. Always compare the written assessment to photographs. Any discrepancies are gladly addressed via e-mail or telephone consult.

(B)=Bargain quality-well below benchmark
(A)=Economy quality-slightly below benchmark
(AA)= Commercial quality-average & typical for species (benchmark)
(AA+)= Commercial quality-slightly above benchmark
(AAA)= Ideal quality-& well above benchmark
(AAAA)= Premium quality-far superior to benchmark.

NOTE: Actual item sold is depicted in the photograph unless otherwise stated.
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SELECT STOCK Precious Gemstone AMBER organic honey strand natural premium scarce faceted Orb shape luxury accent beads


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  • Ships worldwide from Pennsylvania, United States
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