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Baltic Amber Heart Locket

$149.00

Price: $149.00

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In 1701, Prussian King Frederick I commissioned an ornate room made from tons of translucent Baltic amber. Later, the intricate panels passed into Russian hands, and Catherine the Great installed them in her summer home in Tsarskoye Selo (now Pushkin). They were looted during the German invasion of Russia in World War II, but disappeared in the aftermath of the war. Their location remains one of the art world's greatest mysteries. This captivating treasure engages the imagination, and you can carry a connection to this intriguing tale with you as a lightweight amber locket. Accented with sterling silver and carved by hand in Poland.

1 1/4"-wide pendant hangs from an 18" sterling silver chain.

Mined in Sicily, Burma, Romania, Poland, and Mexico, amber is actually the fossilized resin of ancient trees, and is among the oldest stones used for human adornment. It has been called the gold of the sea because the most extensive deposits are found along Baltic shores. The Greeks, to whom amber represented the tears Apollo shed as he was banished from Olympus, called amber "electron" because of its tendency to attract lightweight objects when rubbed.


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      5.0

      So Lovely

      By Suzajune

      from Chicago, IL

      About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

      Pros

      • Beautiful
      • Unique

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        Best Uses

        • Everyday

        Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

        I love this locket. At first I wanted only the matching earrings but eventually I ordered both. I'm so glad I did. The locket is really substantial & gorgeous. Light shines through the amber & it looks filled w/light! If you're on the fence, I advise you to go ahead & order it. You won't be disappointed. :)

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        5.0

        absolutely perfect

        By mamabird

        from San Rafael, CA

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        • Beautiful
        • Good Quality
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            Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

            We got this as a gift for our own Amber, and it is just perfect. It is weighty, substantial, but still beautifully delicate. It still is her favorite piece, several years later, and she feels special wearing something precious that shares her name.

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            • Yes

            (17 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            She just loved it. We both feel good.

            By Jim

            from Idaho

            About Me Classic

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            • Beautiful
            • Good Length
            • Good Quality
            • Stylish
            • Versatile

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              • Everyday

              Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

              The quality makes her proud to wear the locket.

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