DescriptionLEAF IN AMBER
Fossilized tree resin, known as amber, is one of the most incredible time capsules from the prehistoric world. This sticky ooze rolled down the trunks of the Hymenaea protera tree, forests of which once blanketed what is now Central America, and anything caught in its path was engulfed and preserved in perfect suspension for all eternity. This lovely little golden nugget contains a small leaf from that tree, approximately ½ inch long including the stalk, visible in the tiniest detail, right down to the delicate veins. The gleaming cabochon has been brought to a high polished finish and glows with a red-golden light, approximately 1 7/8 x 1 1/8 x 5/8 inches.
Estimate: $350 - $500.
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