Ancient history has a hundred different tales about the origin of amber. We know it today as fossilized resin, a natural prehistoric gem that hums with an ethereal orange glow. But centuries ago, while Lithuanian peasants fished amber nuggets from the icy Baltic, they told their children a much different story. They believed amber was the broken and scattered pieces of a mermaid’s castle, smashed by the storms of an angry thunder god. He wrecked her home as punishment for falling in love with a local fisherman. The deity crushed her romance and left the mermaid heartbroken. Her tears turned to amber droplets along the sea floor.
Thankfully, true love triumphs because some of those very same "mermaid tears" appear in our Baltic Honey Amber Earrings. Each features a translucent golden drop of smooth, gem-quality Baltic amber set in a decorative, oxidized setting that dangles from French wire hooks. Every dollop is different, with its own flourish of air bubbles that distinguishes each earring as a unique work of natural art. These spectacular earrings boast a decadent oval framed in elegant metalwork. A legendary romance lives on!