Earrings, titled "Michelle" are elegant and streamlined. They are made by blending an ancient fossilized organic material, a resin secreted by conifers, Amber, and an ancient mineral, but recently discovered industrial material, Titanium.
The beautiful blue of the anodized Titanium and the deep yellow of the Amber complement each other. The drop earrings hang beautifully framing the face of the wearer, highlighting the face.
The earrings are long. Shorter lengths are available.
In this set of earrings, I have combined the beautiful blue of the anodized Titanium and the deep yellow of the Amber to complement each other. The drop earrings hang beautifully framing the face of the wearer, highlighting the face.
Amber has been popular for making jewelry adornments for thousands of years. It was worn by the royalty, the rich, the priests, and other individuals as a status symbol. In the last few decades, it became more accessible to everyday people. But it is again rising sharply in value and is keenly sought at high premiums in the current marketplace.
Amber is a fossilized pine tree resin. It has been valued for its aesthetic beauty but also for the belief in its magical powers in the making of charms and amulets to protect the wearer from evil spirits. The trees secret the resin into the bark to protect themselves from burrowing insects. Some of it seeps out of the bark and hardens. In this fresh dried form, it's called copal. The copal pieces fall on the ground, get buried, further harden through centuries to become Amber. The resin, on its way to forming Amber, encloses microorganisms, insects, and other organic materials as fossilized inclusions.
Amber is found in several parts of the world. Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Czech Republic, Mexico, Burma, Borneo, UK, and Italy to name a few. Amber mainly comes from the Poland and other Baltic regions of Europe.
It is generally translucent, yellow, orange, or brown in color and is lightweight. But the red, cherry red, and blue amber are all available and highly sought after.
There are museums dedicated to art made of Amber in several areas of the world. I very much enjoyed the Kauri Museum on the west coast of New Zealand, in a small town called Matkohe. It is worth visiting for its extensive and lovely collection of objects made of resin from the gorgeous Kauri tree of New Zealand. Kaliningrad Amber Museum is the largest Amber Museum in the world. It has fragments of the famous Amber Room constructed with Gold and Amber that was in the palace built by the King of Prussia.
|Art Jewelry Attributes|
|Jewelry Materials||Amber beads, anodized titanium|
3¾" Anodized Titanium 1" Antique Amber Beads #J005
- Brand: Sudha Achar
- Product Code: "Michelle" Antique Amber Beads J005
- Availability: In Stock