Cognac and Honey Amber Necklace, Mine Cut Gemstone Handmade Jewelry for Women

Item Description

The A TASTE OF HONEY handmade gemstone necklace features honey colored amber nestled in cognac red amber.  Since the radiant amber pieces are mine cut rectangles and are graduated in size, they impart great texture and rustic interest to the necklace, giving it an edgy, trendy attitude.  Lead free pewter hogan beads, small cognac amber rounds and a sterling silver clasp and extender chain complement the beautiful amber perfectly.  Imagine wearing this two-toned necklace and being transfixed by its subtle glow!  The A TASTE OF HONEY beaded amber necklace was carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs for the woman who loves unique jewelry.



  • Mine cut amber:  from app. 14 mm x 8 mm x 5 mm - 5 mm x 4 mm x 4 mm
  • Amber rounds:  app. 4 mm
  • Pewter hogan beads:  app. 8 mm x 6 mm
  • Metal:  lead free pewter and sterling silver
  • Clasp:  patterned sterling silver s-clasp
  • Extender chain:  app. 3” / 7.6 cm; sterling silver
  • Length:  app: 18” / 45.7 cm - 21” / 53.3 cm



The A TASTE OF HONEY necklace was created with two colors of genuine mine cut amber: cognac red and honey.  A majority of the gemstones are the rich cognac colored amber.  Honey amber frames the larger cuts of cognac amber in the front of the necklace in a somewhat asymmetrical design.  Then one smaller piece was used more to the back of the necklace.  The amber is polished to a high gloss, is graduated in size and is mine cut in various sizes of rectangles.  Amber is actually fossilized tree resin; even though it is technically not a “rock”, it is still considered a gemstone.  


The amber is called “mine cut” since each stone was individually hand cut to get the most weight (and less waste) from the raw material.  Because of the mine cut, the amber pieces have a more rustic look than perfectly machine-cut amber; there are a few inclusions and tiny rough spots.  The textural look of the different sizes of the rectangles adds so much interest to the overall design.  Sterling silver 3 mm beads separate each piece of amber in the front of the necklace; 2mm sterling beads separate the smaller pieces at the sides and back of the necklace.


To break up the line of amber, high quality, lead free pewter hogan beads were used.  The hogan beads have lines radiating from the bead holes to the thicker middle of each bead.  Because of the quality of the pewter beads, they radiate a glow like that of old sterling silver.


To finish the A TASTE OF HONEY necklace, small cognac red amber rounds were placed at the back of the necklace.  A sterling silver s-clasp with a rope design was attached to one side of the necklace and a 3” / 7.6 cm extender chain was attached to the other.  The extender chain allows the necklace to be shortened or lengthened from about 18” / 45.7 cm to 21” / 53.3 cm.  A perfect finish for such an exquisite necklace!


For a better understanding of the relative size of the amber used to create the A TASTE OF HONEY artisan necklace, please be sure to check out photo #5 for a size comparison with a quarter.


Amber is used as a good luck and protective stone; it is said to bring romantic love, wisdom, energy and balance.  Pewter is believed to be very grounding, bringing the wearer back to reality.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The A TASTE OF HONEY handmade necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!


***Please be aware that not all monitors exhibit colors exactly the same. The colors of the items used to create my jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my monitor. The colors may appear lighter or darker on your monitor.


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