GemNotes

THE BIOLOGICAL BEAUTY OF AMBER Most colored gemstones come from the ground. But one dripped like molasses from trees more than 30 million years ago, forming a yellowish-brown material treasured by many cultures as a gem with symbolic powers. Amber was once again the focus of admiration in August and early September during an exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, N.Y. On display were 94 artistic and decorative objects made of the ancient tree resin, which has been preserved in the clay or sand of lagoons and river deltas for millions of years. Among these objects was jewelry representative of the intricate craftsmanship of centuries of cultures. Highlights included a 2nd century Roman "finger ring" from a private collection. Amber rings were popular in the Roman Empire during the reigns of Nero and Septimius Severus. The surface of the 1.4-in. diameter ring
JCK PRO

This content is exclusive to JCK Pro subscribers. Subscribe now to access this and much more with discount code GOPRO21 for $199 for an entire year of access (reg. $249).

SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE

Already a JCK Pro? Log in

A JCK Pro subscription is your all-access pass to people and resources on the
cutting edge of the retail jewelry industry, from the industry authority you
know and trust

Learn about the Perks of JCK Pro

Log Out

Are you sure you want to log out?

CancelLog out