Large Vintage Sterling Silver & Amber Ring
Natural polished honey amber set in sterling silver. Simple yet sophisticated band design incorporates a split tree branch side with rope detailing. The amber stone has mild dulling from age, with NO cracks, chips or and the metal work is in perfect condition. Larger in size this ring would look fantastic on a lady or gent. A perfect accent for that BoHo Chic or Southwest ensemble.
* Sterling Silver (stamped)
* Natural Honey Amber
* Maker's Mark not legible
* Size 7 3/4 (US)
* 6.96 grams
* c. 1980's
Amber is thought to help absorb negative energy and to release bright, soothing energy, helping to calm nerves and enliven disposition like a mental sunny day. The different colors of amber are often used on the chakras with corresponding colors to facilitate opening and cleansing.
Amber (pronounced AM-bur) is 50-million-year-old, fossilized tree sap (resin) from prehistoric pine forests. The pine trees are thought to have released the sap as a defense against fungus and insect infestation. The molecules in the sap cross-linked, eventually forming the natural "plastic" we know as amber today.
One of the fascinating properties of amber is its electro statism: the old Roman author and scientist Pliny the Elder was writing about amber's ability to carry static electricity back in 79 AD!