A large, hand carved drop pendant made from BURMITE.
This is a bold and very beautiful piece made from a wonderful piece of Burmese Amber. The clarity of the amber reveals an array of ancient inclusions - bits and pieces of organic materials that were captured in this piece when it formed.
The Chinese have been using Burmite 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.
Burmite is a resin which has been formed during periods when mountains have been forced upward - the resultant high pressure and temperatures alter the structure of the resin and create the fascinating internal fractures and waves. These are not faults, rather a reflection of the process that has created this gorgeous material.
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Material: Burmite - Burmese Amber
Sterling silver chain; Length: 45cm
Size: 63mm (2.4") long, 38mm (1.5") wide