A large and stunning piece of Baltic Amber is the focal point of this vintage sterling silver (tested) statement ring. The Amber has inclusions some of which look like snowflakes, while others flash when the light strikes them; unless you only like bugs in you amber this one is incredible and just for you. An interesting setting leaves much of the back of the setting open so the light passes through, bounces around the inside and then out of the Amber.
Marks: none -- this is one of those pieces that you can’t understand why a person who creates such beauty does not sign the work…
Measurements; 36.04mm / 1.4” long | 18.77mm / .739” widest point | 134.14mm / .55” high.
Ring size: 6 US.
Weight: 10.62 Grams.
Condition: Excellent vintage condition, only the usual surface wear,
A Bit About Baltic Amber: all amber is fossilized tree resin. Baltic amber, in particular, is amber mined from near the Baltic Sea. Baltic amber significantly different than amber from other parts of the world is that it contains high levels of a substance called succinic acid which is It's an alkalinizing acid like lemon juice. Historically it is believed that when worn on the skin, body heat causes Baltic amber to release an oil containing trace amounts of succinic acid. It’s basically if a bit of succinic acid is absorbed by the skin it is the equivalent of taking an ibuprofen / Advil.