Take a trip through the ages and the world to uncover a unique stone with amazing properties. In this well-researched book, readers discover amber and the products made from it, especially jewelry. The easy-to-read format and over 320 color photographs and drawings make it both informative and appealing. The fascinating history of this ancient and unusual stone is explained, and identification methods, origins, amber products, carving techniques, and care tips are among the invaluable information included. Interesting mysteries, concerns, and triumphs about amber and a discussion of its cost are presented. Mineral and rock collectors, history buffs, and jewelry lovers all will enjoy this freshly compiled and up-to-date reference.
Nancy Hopp has a Masters degree in Education and taught for 35 years. She has owned an antiques and appraisal business in Florida, studied silversmithing and gemology, and traveled to amber sources to research and satisfy her deep interest in the stone. Today amber has become a cornerstone of her classes. She lives in Clearwater, FL.