Art Deco amber necklace

Art Déco necklace of so-called "butterscotch" natural amber, Königsberg circa 1935

No less than 45 sought-after treasures are presented in this necklace from the 1930s, because it consists of just as many antique, natural honey amber stones. Amber changes through light, oxygen and environmental influences. It darkens, but rather slowly. While freshly cut opaque amber often appears a garish yellow, time gives it an inimitable warm color reminiscent of forest honey or caramel. This is a coloration that cannot be produced artificially. Each of the large olives used here, as well as the five crescent-shaped elements of the centerpiece, also show an individual and very unique structure, marbling and specific coloring that attest to their authenticity and age of about 85 years. The clear design language of the necklace is typical of the taste of the 1930s and a true classic in the field of necklaces. Again and again we encounter this necklace form in old jewellery catalogues of Königsberg manufactories of the 1930s, but only a few necklaces of this time have survived. We have had the necklace rewound and a new turning clasp attached, so the piece of jewellery can be worn without any worries. Genuine natural amber from Königsberg in its most beautiful form.

Amber is one of the oldest materials of mankind. Even the hunters of the Stone Age adorned themselves with the primeval tree resin, which was washed up on the beaches of the North and Baltic Seas. Early on, the stone reached the Mediterranean region via branched trade routes, where it was prized by the Egyptians and Greeks. In ancient Rome, too, the upper classes developed an insatiable hunger for amber: in the first century AD, Emperor Nero sent an expedition to the far-flung Baltic to get their hands on the gold of the Baltic Sea.

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We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.

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