Prized since the Stone Age, treasured by ancient civilizations and coveted by 18th- and 19th-century European monarchs, amber (particularly 40,000-50,000 year-old Baltic amber) is still highly valued for its natural translucence. A glowing organic gemstone (naturally occurring in various shades of brown, yellow, or green), amber is actually the fossilized resin of prehistoric trees. Natural inclusions such as plant life or insects increase its worth. The change in colors of amber is said to be sap from different trees.
Bracelet featuring multi-colored amber beads and sterling silver details with a toggle clasp. Measures 7 1/2".