Beaded Necklaces :
Amber Necklaces : Amber Bead Necklace
Amber Bead Necklace - FJ.7278
Additional Information: SOLD
Location: United States
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These genuine antique amber beads are
guaranteed to be over one hundred years
Amber, the fossilized resin of extinct
one of the oldest gems known to man.
Amulets made from it have been found in
tombs dating from the Stone Age. Of rich
color, its electrical properties made it
primitive man and this fascination has
continued to the present day. Widespread
trade in amber began over 9,000 years
when it traveled from the Baltic region
palaces and cities of the Ancient
Mediterranean, such as Knossos and
It was believed in Antiquity-- as now--
amber could cure numerous ailments and
avert evil or prevent witchcraft.
ascribed its origins to the rays of the
sun, cooled in the ocean; to the tears
birds; or to the urine of the lynx.
makes mention of amber in the Odyssey.
prehistoric times, the resin oozing from
sometimes encased insects and other
specimens of natural life. These
highly prized today. Amber varies in
pale yellow, to rich honey brown, to
orange to red. Soothing to the touch as
to the eye, it is still one of the most
gems after the passage of millennia.