Novelty Amber Brooch/Pendant with Silver Chain by Galina Rozanova.
The amber pendant is in the form of an owl, with zircon eyes. The pendant (25mm x 18mm) easily transforms into a brooch by simply removing the chain (attachment pin built in). The pendant is a high quality amber nugget of honey colour with inclusions. The frame is pewter but the chain is sterling silver.
The length is approx. 450 mm and cannot be adjusted. It weighs 60 g and is secured by a simple strong metal clasp.
The necklace was made by local Perth artist, Galina Rozanova using amber sourced from the Baltic States. Galina has been making beaded jewellery for 25 years and has won many prestigious awards. She sees this design as a standout in terms of the quality of the nugget.
Amber is the fossilised remnant of sap from ancient pine trees and exhibits warm golden coloured highlights in natural light. It hardens with age after burial. The Vikings believed that it was formed from the tears of the goddess Freya. Opaque pieces are older and hence more valuable, but there is also a premium paid for pieces containing fossilised insects. Amber is said to have healing properties against ailments such as asthma, catarrh, chest pains coughs and earache. It is also said to mitigate depression
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