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Baltic Amber Heart Locket

$149.00 Sale Price:   $79.99

Price: $149.00 Sale Price:   $79.99

Item# :1072546

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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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Baltic Amber Heart Locket
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Beautiful (6)
  • Good length (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Stylish (4)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Everyday (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (4), Practical (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3), Yes (3)

Reviewed by 7 customers

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5.0

My wife really loves the piece

By Darcy

from Canada

About Me Classic, Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Length

Cons

  • Difficult To Clasp

Best Uses

  • Everyday

Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

Worn as daily jewelrr

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
 
5.0

Great-grandpa born in Königsberg;locket beauty brought tears

By Dolly, MSG USA Ret

from Fort Wayne, IN

About Me Army Veteran, Career, Classic, Genealogist, Modern, Practical, Stylish

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Length
  • Good Quality
  • Memorable
  • Stylish
  • Superb
  • Unique
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Everyday
    • Family Reunions
    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • Office
    • Travel

    Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

    As family genealogist and retired soldier, I've collected souvenirs from homelands of ancestors. Grandma's dad was born in Königsberg, Prussia, on Baltic Sea, where amber would wash up on shore. I couldn't visit site while stationed in Germany as Soviets took possession of city in 1945. The setting and especially the stone are superb. With the demand by Chinese for amber, the price is right in line. I'm buying additional lockets for relatives.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Baltic Amber Heart Locket

    By Wisetruth

    from Poughkeepsie, NY

    About Me Comfort-Oriented, Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Beautiful
    • Good Quality
    • Stylish

    Cons

    • Difficult To Clasp

    Best Uses

    • Formal Occasions
    • Night Out
    • Office

    Comments about Baltic Amber Heart Locket:

    It is a very beautiful locket. The necklace is shorter than I expected, and more delicate than I expected. Overall, a very nice necklace.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Beautiful
        • Good Quality
        • Unique

        Cons

          Best Uses

            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.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • 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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