Antique ruby red ladies' necklace.
Single-strand necklace, the oval olives taper in size.
Individually knotted on very fine silk cord.
100% natural and untreated amber.
Valuable antique Baltic amber in ruby red colour.
German Wikipedia: antique, variants clearly differentiated in hues between dark red and brownish red of varying intensity due to weathering.
Ruby red from antique rough stone, which, as the German Wikipedia explains, is always ruby red, independent of the lighting conditions.
Genuine ruby red - not a heat-treated or pressed imitation.
Whether in daylight, artificial light or sunlight, this necklace is always ruby red.
Under UV light the unique marbling can be seen best.
Amber classification: 1AAA succinite
Origin: extinct "amber tree" (Pinus succinifera)
Place of origin of amber: Samland, peninsula in the eastern Baltic Sea.
Place of manufacture of the necklace: Königsberg, East Prussia
Age of the amber: 40-50 million years
Gemstone: selected Baltic amber
Age, origin: 1920s, Germany
Total weight: 30.44 grams.
Overall length: 67.0 cm
Amber olive size: maximum of 1.6 x 1.4 cm
Colour: ruby red
Cut: Original Königsberg olive cut.
Total number of ambers: 53 oval amber beads (olives).
Clasp: spring ring.
Condition: perfect condition for its age.
Unique piece: yes.
Private sale from family ownership.
Due to the natural ageing process of the amber, each bead differs slightly in the intensity of the colour, with natural markings and spirals in the tiger stripe pattern.
Guarantee of authenticity:
Unconditional guarantee regarding the authenticity of the amber.
The amber on offer is guaranteed to be 100% genuine Baltic amber that is natural and untreated.
Contains no additional materials, adhesives, synthetics, varnish or anything similar.
Not pressed or melted down, each bead was made from a single piece of amber.
No pressed amber with fantasy names like dragon's blood, Burgundy wine red or anything else.
Genuine ruby red amber - no treated imitation.
Conducted amber tests:
Characteristic pine resin smell upon heating.
Floats in salt water and sinks in fresh water (see photos).
UV light shows the typical amber colour and typical patterns of original ruby red.
In normal daylight or artificial light, this necklace remains ruby red at all times. It appears lighter in bright light, but the marbling can be seen better.
The unique marbling is also best visible under UV light, which can also be found in the raw stone in this type of amber.
Electrum, colloquially also called ‘Baltic amber’.
The force of attraction due to the electrical charge is very visible on some of the photos (small fibres).
Some pictures taken in sunlight.
freshwater, salt water pictures, artificial light.
Insured shipping with DHL including tracking number starts at €7.49 within Germany.
New and original DHL shipping box.
Multiple layers of soft, secure packaging.
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- Baltic 1920 Königsberg - 152.20 ct - Rare.
- Oliven Bernsteinkette - Rubinrot - Tigermuster
- 67,0 cm
- Total Weight
- 30.44 g
- Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of wear