Amber has a long history in Pomerania, the parts of present-day Germany and Poland that border the Baltic Sea. It can still be found along beaches there, or be scooped out of the ocean as it floats along the waves. Pomeranian brides were often given amber beads as wedding gifts, because they were believed to be protective amulets. These hoop earrings feature authentic amber beads in alternating shades of honey and citrine, paired with sterling silver spacers. Because natural amber is so lightweight, they’re perfect for sensitive ears.
Handmade in Gdynia, Poland. Amber and sterling silver. 1" diameter.
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world-renowned jewelry-making tradition in Jaipur, India, that continues to this day. These petite, gold-vermeil earrings combine faceted ruby, sapphire, green onyx, carnelian, peridot, and labradorite in homage to Mughal opulence.
These natural accents are inspired by the Amber
Room: built for Prussian royalty, given to Peter the Great in 1716, looted by Nazis during World War II, and re-created in St. Petersburg in the late 20th century. Amber is a ...