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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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4.5

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      3.0

      Not impressed.

      By Nora

      from Montreal, Qc.

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Good Length
      • Stylish

      Cons

      • Poor Workmanship
      • Tarnishes Easily

      Best Uses

        Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

        Bought this for my daughter last Christmas. By spring part of the chain looked rusty. I'm wondering if it really is silver. Disappointed. It is the second piece of jewelry that I buy from National Geographic that has a problem. I bought amber earrings & the amber fell off one.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        So Lovely

        By Suzajune

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Career, Classic, Comfort-Oriented, Stylish

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Unique

        Cons

          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. :)

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          absolutely perfect

          By mamabird

          from San Rafael, CA

          Pros

          • Beautiful
          • Good Quality
          • Unique

          Cons

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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

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday

                Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

                The quality makes her proud to wear the locket.

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