The Tretiak Collection
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 ornamental uses...