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Amber choker, 'Jatoba Leaf' (Mexico)

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Amber choker, 'Jatoba Leaf' (Mexico)
Amber choker, 'Jatoba Leaf' (Mexico)
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By Lupita Betancourt, this elegant necklace is inspired by the jatoba or guapinol tree of Chiapas. Its resin can become natural amber over millions of years. The golden stone centers a sterling leaf that seems to radiate positive energy as it graces a silver choker. "Jatoba leaves are strong and they reflect the light of the sun," the designer explains. "In this necklace, silver represents strength while amber symbolizes sunlight." Natural amber is a fossilized resithis necklace, silver represents strength while amber symbolizes sunlight." Natural amber is a fossilized resin, and no two pieces are alike in shape and color. Bits of moss and plant life may be seen within droplets of true amber. .925 Sterling silver read more