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Chinese Antique Amber (Ming) Pendant on Gold Chain

Catalogue: Antiques: Decorative Art: Organics: Resin: Pre 1910   item# 809488 (stock# 1356a)

Chinese Antique Amber (Ming) Pendant on Gold Chain
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Amber is very old, as we show below. The pieces in this pendant were purchased in Beijing. A 14 K gold frame and clamp were made to order in Beijing. [The chain is only for illustrative purposes.] Amber is "produced" from the sap of trees and must stay in the ground for centuries before it gets the glow that these two pieces have. On Amber: Amber, which is in fact a fossil, is often held in the same class as semi-precious stones such as turquoise and jade because of its ornamenta ...click for details

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