Amber Necklaces & Pendants

Amber necklaces are as much aesthetically pleasing as they are pieces of ancient history. Though amber can glimmer like a gemstone, it is not a mineral. It was once plant resin millions of years ago that, over time, became compressed into the brilliant, glasslike material.

Not necessarily aware of this impressive history, our ancient ancestors nevertheless appreciated amber for its amazing glow and for its connotations as a magical source of healing. As a result, wearing necklaces and bracelets of carved amber beads was considered a means of promoting good health or at least warding off disease.

Their rationale was, in some regards, spot on. More recent science has shown that the outer layer of amber contains succinic acid, which has been proven to boost your health.


Quick Facts

  • The Greeks called amber “elektron,” because they noted that, when rubbed with a cloth, the amber could hold what would become known as an electric charge (not coincidentally, “elektron” became the root of the word “electricity”)
  • The largest documented piece of amber, weighing in at 150 pounds, was unearthed on the Southeast Asian island of Borneo in the 19th century
  • Amber has proven essential in our scientific understanding of the prehistoric world: the plethora of insects and materials that were trapped in plant resin millions of years ago has provided an amazing source of information

Recommended Items at Auction

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Olivenförmige Bernstein Halskette L- 62cm, 48,0g.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Olivenförmige Bernstein Halskette L- 62cm, 48,0g.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€1803 Bids
14K YELLOW GOLD CABOCHON AMBER PENDANT
Oct 17, 11:00 AM EDT
14K YELLOW GOLD CABOCHON AMBER PENDANT
by Confiscated Assets Auctioneers
Est: $1,000- $1,200
$202 Bids
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Neolithic terracotta Venus from Scorba temples, Malta 3600-3000 BC, with authentic amber bids
Oct 24, 10:00 AM EDT
Neolithic terracotta Venus from Scorba temples, Malta 3600-3000 BC, with authentic amber bids
by Eternity Gallery
Est: $10,000- $30,000
$8001 Bid
Two Fine Baltic Amber Necklaces
Oct 26, 10:00 AM EDT
Two Fine Baltic Amber Necklaces
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Amber Necklace
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Amber Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Baltic Amber Necklace
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Baltic Amber Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Baltic Amber Necklace
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Baltic Amber Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Baltic Amber Necklace
Oct 21, 10:00 AM EDT
Baltic Amber Necklace
by Berner's Auction Gallery
Est: $10- $1,000
$11 Bid
Early Qing Dynasty butterscotch amber necklace
Oct 24, 11:00 AM AEDT
Early Qing Dynasty butterscotch amber necklace
by Kim's Auction
Est: AUD500- AUD900
AUD4001 Bid
3 BALTIC MIXED AND BUTTERSCOTCH AMBER NECKLACES
Oct 28, 9:00 AM EDT
3 BALTIC MIXED AND BUTTERSCOTCH AMBER NECKLACES
by Affiliated Auctions & Realty LLC
Est: $100- $200
$300 Bids
Pair of Amber Cut Glass Salt Cellars
Oct 20, 11:00 AM EDT
Pair of Amber Cut Glass Salt Cellars
by Stair
Est: $100- $200
$500 Bids
NECKLACE
Oct 20, 10:00 AM CEST
NECKLACE
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €100- €200
€500 Bids
NECKLACE
Oct 20, 10:00 AM CEST
NECKLACE
by International Art Sale Italy
Est: €500- €800
€2500 Bids
G: Handmade Amber Ring
Oct 17, 5:00 PM CDT
G: Handmade Amber Ring
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $130- $390
$50 Bids
G: Handmade Amber ring
Oct 17, 5:00 PM CDT
G: Handmade Amber ring
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $132- $400
$50 Bids
G: Handmade Amber ring
Oct 17, 5:00 PM CDT
G: Handmade Amber ring
by Easterly Auction Company
Est: $132- $400
$50 Bids
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Konvolut Bernstein Halsketten und Anhänger, zus.ca.470 g.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Konvolut Bernstein Halsketten und Anhänger, zus.ca.470 g.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
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Bernstein Anhänger mit goldfarbener Öse,L- 4,6cm, 3,6g.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Bernstein Anhänger mit goldfarbener Öse,L- 4,6cm, 3,6g.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
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gelbe Bernstein Halskette mit Drehverschluss,ca.L- 62cm, 57g.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
gelbe Bernstein Halskette mit Drehverschluss,ca.L- 62cm, 57g.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€200 Bids
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Bernstein Halskette L- 68cm, 136g.
Oct 29, 11:00 AM CEST
Bernstein Halskette L- 68cm, 136g.
by Auktionshalle Cuxhaven
Est: €0- €0
€50 Bids
AMBER PENDANT
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
AMBER PENDANT
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €30- €40
€200 Bids
Mounted Baltic Amber 925 Silver Plated Pendant On 925 Silver Plated Snake Link Necklace
Oct 19, 6:00 PM EDT
Mounted Baltic Amber 925 Silver Plated Pendant On 925 Silver Plated Snake Link Necklace
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $150- $250
$700 Bids
AMBER
Oct 22, 6:00 PM CEST
AMBER
by Auktionshaus Rheine
Est: €70- €90
€500 Bids
Amber Necklace Hand Knotted Chunky
Oct 23, 11:00 AM EDT
Amber Necklace Hand Knotted Chunky
by Dana J. Tharp Auctions
Est: $200- $1,000
$500 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Amber Necklaces & Pendants


Berner's Auction Gallery

Berner's Auction Gallery

Historia Auktionshaus

Historia Auktionshaus

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Auktionshalle Cuxhaven

Auktionshaus Wendl

Auktionshaus Wendl