We think of amber in terms of honey yellows and rich oranges but this organic gemstone also comes in other colours such as green, red, violet and even black. The most famous source of amber is the Baltic area, notably along the coastlines of Poland and the former USSR.

This gorgeous green Baltic amber necklace was designed by a Lithuanian artisan represented by Signature Gems. The closeup shows the amber's depth of character - it is no wonder the designer kept the design simple yet strong and bold. The necklace style reminds me of Celtic lunulae (gold crescent-shaped necklaces). A worthy design for both men and women.

Photos with kind permission from Caroline of Signature Gems who also writes a blog.


Cally Hall (1994)Gemstones (Smithsonian Handbooks)