The idea of some ancient bug getting caught in amber and being preserved forever is fascinating. This big chunk of amber missed its chance to capture an insect when it was liquid, so I gave it a new dragonfly friend to spend the rest of time with. Comes with an adjustable black leather cord.
amber, sterling silver
As many may know, amber is actually the fossilized sap from trees that existed millions of years ago. Humans have used amber in jewelry since the Stone Age and we still value it for its rich, sunny color and interesting organic inclusions. Amber is particularly soft, so it should be worn gently. Clean only with warm soapy water and avoid harsh chemicals.
Silver, oh silver. This lustrous white metal is amazing - more reflective than gold, more conductive than copper and just plain gorgeous. When used for jewelry, silver is mixed with copper or zinc to provide more durability and reduce tarnishing. Fine silver is 99.9% silver while sterling silver is 92.5%. Other alloys are used for specific processes, such as reticulation (80% silver). All silver will tarnish over time, but can be easily cleaned and polished.