Rough Baltic Amber Necklace
The word amber is derived from Old Norse brísingr, a poetic term for "fire" or "amber" mentioned in the anonymous versified word-lists (þulur) appended to many manuscripts of the Prose Edda, making Brísingamen "gleaming torc", "sunny torc", or the like.
Amber was a valuable commodity that was used by Vikings to be carved into amulets, various pieces of jewellery, beads and spindle whorls.
Amber was collected from the Baltic sea and traded by Vikings all over Europe.
This necklace is made of genuine 30+ million year old Baltic amber pieces which have a rough finish giving center stage to the beautiful colours and textures within.
The polished amber varies between opaque and semi-transparent pieces. The necklace fastenes with a twisting motion with the clasp blending with the colours of the necklace. These necklaces are hand-made and are around 50-55cm long