ADORE - handmade from BURMITE AMBER and Sterling Silver.
This gorgeous material is around 100 million years old and is the fossilised remains of what was once a sticky substance secreted by trees to protect themselves from pests and predators.
This particular piece has a tiny fly-like insect embedded in the resin - difficult to see with the eye, so we have taken a magnified photo to show what it looks like.
Burmite has been used by the Chinese to make jewellery since around 200BCE. They believe that it is a symbol of courage and bravery and that it contains the soul of a tiger.
Look at the photos and watch the brief video - this is a striking piece of jewellery that looks fabulous worn. We purchased this piece of amber in Burma and have created a pendant that highlights and showcases this rare and beautiful material.
Delivered with DHL Express Courier and provided on a hand plaited adjustable cord.
Material: Burmite - Burmese Amber with Sterling Silver
Cord: Straw; Length: Adjustable
Size: 79mm (3.1") long, 14mm (0.5") wide
Size of Amber: 22mm (0.8") long; 12mm (0.5") wide