Baltic Lace Necklace

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Baltic Lace Necklace

Formed over 45 million years ago, Baltic amber is an organic subtsance, a 'fossil resin', Amber is not a crystal but in fact a beautiful tree resin produced by pine trees that grew in Northern Europe.

18-19th Centuries

This Russian jewelry combining amber, pearls and the delicate Bukhara cap reflect the lavishness of Russian court jewelry during the 18th and 19th centuries. At this time fresh water pearls could be found in the rivers of northern Russia and amber, also called "sun stone" could be found on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Amber was thought the bring its wearer happiness and good health.