The title of this listing gives you a lot of basic information about this necklace: natural, Baltic amber hand knotted and reformed with graduating beads from 6mm to 9mm and it is 27" long. What it doesn't tell you is the glow! If you want your Baltic natural I have a nice selection of natural amber and natural reformed necklaces. I have added an vintage replacement 18kt gold plated pill box clasp with a genuine amber cabochon inlaid. This gives the whole piece an elegance that makes the plain amber sing and dance! This one is an unusually long one as they are usually 16-20" range. A beauty reformed and crafted from the finds of raw amber in the dark caves and shores of the Baltic region of the world known for this treasure.
A note about this kind of amber. Natural amber that has been reformed as this necklace is, has had heat applied at a melting temperature and this is done at different degrees, depending on what the amber jewellery maker is looking for as a final product. This process clarifies the amber and makes it malleable in order to work with it and make it into whatever shape of beads, are desired. It is formed into beads and then tumbled and polished and all this refinement makes the amber glow. This is the only way you get uniformly shaped amber beads. There are different kind of amber depending on where it is harvested, and not all of it is carveable, as a lot of raw amber is usually too brittle to carve into beads and then have a hole drilled. This reforming process is one of the ways the craft of making amber jewelry is conducted!! This is extra information to tell you that this is NOT hand carved amber, but is still a natural amber piece of jewelry. Carved amber necklace is what I fondly refer to as the holy grail of amber as it seems to be the type everyone is looking for!