SILVER FANCY OVAL AMBER DROP EARRINGS
Beautifully made, these Amber drops are a wonderful burnt orange shade and carry some inclusions (one of which looks a little like a tiny beetle carapace in the loupe)and stripes of darker colour. The silver drops are constructed so that the stone will swing in one direction only, great if you have long hair and want to minimise tangling, or if earrings touching your cheekbone as they move is apt to irritate you.
Amber is one of a few gems which is organic and made of fossilised resin from ancient trees. The wealth of tiny insects trapped inside is due to the fact that when the resin leaked from the tree, it was incredibly sticky as its job was to stop insects from boring into the bark. Many people believe that Amber brings good luck and aids well being.
Amber is a soft organic gem, and as such should be treated with care. Clean in warm water with a little liquid soap, rinse and dry thoroughly with a microfibre cloth. Polish using a similar cloth and a few drops of olive oil.