These were handmade by professional silversmiths in the USA and they are now simply selling off their old stock since the company has gone out of business. These piece are considered "dead stock" or "old new stock", as they are true vintage, but never worn.
The original silversmith traipsed through Russia in the 60s, collecting pieces of genuine Baltic amber (considered to be the best quality amber in the world) to take back home with him to the USA. He and his apprentices then worked each piece into a unique sterling silver setting. No two are alike.
This stunning piece, known as "golden amber in reference to it's colour, has gorgeous flecks throughout it The backlit photograph on the all-white background shows this quite clearly.
This stunning pendant is just about 1.5" long - and just about 2.25" long including the flexible bail. The unique sterling setting looks to be made of stylized lily flowers, which would be keeping with the art nouveau revival that was happening in the 1960s. The original chunk of amber is slightly curved, and I love the way the fold over setting has the lily design on both sides.
Very solid and well made, this is an heirloom quality piece that will be enjoyed for years, and passed on. Classic design that will stand the test of time and trends. Marked .925 sterling silver.
I've hung this one on a sterling silver chain which has been darkened slightly to match the vintage hue of the pendant. Comes with a 16" chain, with 1.5" extender - but let me know if you'd prefer a different length. 18" and 20" are other popular choices.