Here comes the Sun...

With a few blog posts about the Winter season, let’s warm things up with amber.  Nothing lights up a room quite like amber.   It’s soft, golden hue instantly brings a sense of tranquility with a hint of antiquity.   Think of post spa bliss with a touch of bonfire.    Amber has been the center piece of jewelry for literally millennium.   Our ancestors embedded stones, bones, and thrones with this gem dating back 13,000 years!  Lots has changed since then, but I like to imagine our Neanderthal brethren turning heads with a few nuggets of amber on their neck…or nose…or hair :)

One thing the modern client faces that the caveman didn’t is the advent of Bakelite.   Many have been duped by this impostor and you can be fooled if you don’t know what to look for.   Amber warms when held, flakes when scraped, and powders when drilled.  (now who would want to do that do their jewelry!)   Amber can also be tricky.   Given it’s essentially fossilized syrup, molding molten silver around the gem can frustrate your average jeweler.   Lucky for you (and the amber), Dalia’s Silver Lining knows what they’re doing.  With decades of experience, our hand-made pieces let amber take center stage, with a beautiful back drop of sterling to accentuate its flare.   Each of our amber gems are personally selected to ensure authenticity, quality and brilliance.

 Like a Lynx, Amber lives alone.   Keep your piece in a separate pouch (provided) to ensure it’s not hobnobbing with your other treasures.   Polish lightly with a plain piece of flannel dampened with clean, warm water.   (use a droplet of clear Dawn for those needing a thorough wash).  Although it looks gorgeous while you’re toasting on the beach, try to avoid long bouts of sunlight with amber.  It will dull and darken the very thing that’s been waiting millions of years to be admired!

Browse a few of our radiant amber pieces, we’re certain in will brighten your mood, the room, and your growing jewelry collection!

"Larimar roots go deep.   Formed in the gastronomic underbelly of volcanic tubes; the silicate mineral pectolite is thrust to the surface by hot gases. "

David Weiss