This beautiful necklace was hand strung by Wilma Lehman. Natural amber is considered an organic gem stone. Amber has been traded since earliest times and was considered a mystic and religious material. It was distributed throughout Europe and all of the known ancient world. The Phoenicians traded amber as a prime commodity with the ancient Baltic peoples. Since about 3000 B.C., Baltic amber was exchanged for goods from southern Europe and there were even "amber highways" or amber trade routes crossing Europe and leading into the Far East. Don't miss out on this piece of jewelry!