Description

    PAIR OF AMBER CABOCHONS
    Arachnida
    Eocene
    Baltic coast, Russia
    True amber is the fossilized tree resin which, in the Baltic region of Russia, derives from trees that grew over 40 million years ago. When polished, its beauty is remarkable enough as it is, but occasionally one will find a specimen that tells a deeper story. As the resin oozed down the tree trunks it would engulf anything in its path, and occasionally that included insects. Here are two small cabochons, each with a fascinating tale to tell: in one, a tiny spider is preserved in a golden prison of complete clarity, captured exactly as it was in life all those years ago, down to the finest detail. The next contains a related creature, this time a jumping spider, perfect in every detail right down to the impossibly fine hairs that bristle along its jointed legs; frozen in their struggle to escape. Brought to a lovely polished finish and each possessing beautiful clear golden color, the amber cabochons measure approximately 1¾ and 2 1/8 inches long respectively.


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    June, 2011
    12th Sunday
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