This is a vintage pressed amber owl pendant measuring 2.5" x 1.5" . It is silver tone. This is from my friend's jewelry box. The bail was broken, so I replace it with a new silver tone bail.
The 32" long snake chain is both thick and fluid. It is about 20 + years old. It was heavily tarnished but I had it cleaned.
This is a fun piece . You can wear it with other chains or just by itself.
Pressed amber is made from small pieces of rejects of genuine amber. These pieces are melted together under high pressure. It is generally even in color.
Smaller pieces of high quality pressed amber are difficult to distinguish from natural Baltic Amber but for the fact that it is almost always uniform in shape.
Beads and cabochons in most jewelry are pressed amber. This is because pressed amber gives manufacturers uniform pieces that can be used in production and this keeps the price low.
Welcome to XiaoLinaJewelry
For a major part of my adult life, I had been a teacher. Then my family and I migrated to the States. I discovered that my teaching credentials were not recognized here in the States. Thus I went job-hunting.
My first job was as an expediter for a small costume - jewelry manufacturing company. There I learned the ins and outs of manufacturing costume jewelry. I was also given the chance to do some jewelry designing.
After a few years there, I went to work for a fine jewelry manufacturer. There I learned about gemstones such as diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires etc. As an expediter, I had to be familiar with the many varied stages of producing pieces of fine jewelry. I was not required to actually work in the factory, just know the steps and which employee handled what.
It was a very good job but unfortunately the owner got into financial difficulties and had to declare Chapter 11.
I went for a floral designing course and obtained a job as a floral designer and customer service rep. in a hospital flower shop.
For relaxation, I designed beaded jewelry. My colleagues suggested that I market my designs and so my on-line business was born.
All my designs are one-of-a-kind and you will not see an identical piece on another person.
I thoroughly enjoyed designing these pieces for you and I sincerely hope you will enjoy wearing them too.
All sold items will be carefully packed in a standard cotton-filled jewelry box, tied with ribbons.........ready for gifting or as a treat for yourself.
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