New in; Amber Jewellery

10 Mar

Amber Chunks and Cabochons

The Manchester Museum Shop Elves are born magpies and great  fans of unusual shiny things.

As such, our new range of Amber jewellery has got them very excited indeed. The range includes large statement pieces with interesting stones and an extensive range of smaller everyday pieces.

Baltic amber was formed 40 million years ago when a number of now extinct pine trees exuded large amounts of resin. The resin hardened, cooled, froze under glaciers and survived in its fossilised state as amber. The amber for our range is found along the Baltic coastlines of Kaliningrad and Poland where storms send lumps of amber to the beaches to be collected by jewellery makers and scientists alike.

Check out our range instore now and try to spot insects, plant matter and minerals perfectly preserved inside the stones!

Want to find out more about rocks and minerals?  http://www.museum.manchester.ac.uk/collection/rocksandminerals/

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