For your consideration is this stunning Vintage Russian Soviet Genuine Baltic Amber Gold Hair Pin Clip. The amber chunk is a clear golden color with brilliant brown inclusions mottled within, it has been polished to perfection and secured to a matte or stain finished gold hair pin or barrette. After much research we discovered that this barrette was created by in Russia by JSC an amber company. Here is a briefing from their website: JSC "Kaliningrad Amber Plant" was established on July 21, 1947 on the basis of the Konigsberg Amber Manufactory. In early 2014, the plant passed a decree of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to the State Corporation "Rostekh". Today, the Kaliningrad Amber Plant is the only enterprise in Russia where amber is mined, near the village of Yantarny (formerly Palmniken), where about 90% of the world's amber reserves are concentrated, which is about 50 million years old. We have been unable to determine if this piece is solid gold or gold plated as it is marked for 8 karat gold, so we will sell it and price it as gold plated. The barrette measures 2-1/4" in length, 3/4" wide (measuring the amber) and 5/8" deep, it weighs 7.1 grams. This barrette is in excellent condition and is hallmarked 8ЯK. You will love the way it looks clipped in your hair, very unique and chic. Enjoy!
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