Amber and Wood ring. 09
Beautiful handcrafted wood ring with amber form the shores of the Baltic Sea in Russia.
The wood used in these rings is from apple trees, which allows for creating elegant dimensions retaining the durability for use in jewelry items. These materials perfectly harmonize to create a true gift of nature for you to enjoy! It is natural and Eco friendly. It will perfectly accentuate an every day, work or an evening ensemble.
The amber mined in the quarries near the city of Kaliningrad dates to 44 million years ago!
Sz 18 mm.
A note about Baltic Amber:
The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of amber, called Baltic amber or succinite. It dates from 44 million years ago (during the Eocene epoch). It has been estimated that these forests created more than 100,000 tons of amber. Today, more than 90% of the world's amber comes from Kaliningrad Region of Russia. The research in the 1980s came to the conclusion that it originates from several pine tree species. More recently, it has been proposed that conifers of the family Sciadopityaceae were responsible. The only extant representative of this family is the Japanese umbrella pine, Sciadopitys verticillata.
The Amber Room is a reconstructed chamber decorated in amber panels backed with gold leaf and mirrors, located in the Catherine Palace of Tsarskoye Selo near Saint Petersburg in Russia. Constructed in the 18th century in Prussia, the original Amber Room was dismantled and eventually disappeared during World War II. Before its loss, it was considered an "Eighth Wonder of the World". A reconstruction was installed in the Catherine Palace between 1979 and 2003.
(Reference taken from Wikipedia)