antique amber

Cheer Up Post #4535 - Amber Edition

hauntedtyrantqueen would like a post featuring amber (the stones). Enjoy!

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BTOB Vocal Aesthetics

Happy 2000 days with BTOB!!!! I’m not sure if I’ll be able to crank out a drawing today, so have these instead :)

Eunkwang: gold jewelry, amber, varnished antique hardwood floors, cedar forests, sunlit fields, detailed embroidery, cicada song

Minhyuk: moss-blanketed sheer cliffs, canyons, ivy, granite, dry creek beds, tumbled pebbles, Japanese gardens

Changsub: clouds, snowfall, winter trees, meadows in the early morning, spiderwebs, blown dust, puffy white coats and scarves,  pockets full of seashells

Hyunsik: calligraphy, marble, heavy drapery, polished grand pianos, slants of light and shadow reflected off of simple house shutters, Greek-style architecture 

Peniel: crayons, pastel, contemporary art, colorful quilts, elaborate beaded jewelry, cute ankle tattoos, flower crowns, handmade friendship bracelets

Ilhoon: pixel graphics, graffiti, night markets, abandoned cityscapes overrun by nature, hundreds of car taillights glowing in midnight traffic

Sungjae: candlelight, poppies, fireflies, paper lanterns, agate, fairy lights, oil paint, sunsets that seem to light trees aflame

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Greek Gold Necklace with Amber Pendants. c. 6th-4th Century BC

Throughout antiquity amber was very much appreciated. However, as a natural material, it is prone to decay and rarely survives. In ancient times, the main source of amber was the Baltic coast and from there various trade roads brought it to the Mediterranean. Mycenaeans imported amber beads from as early as the Geometric and Oriental periods. Greek craftsmen used amber, as did the Etruscans, until around 500 BC, when the supply stopped and the material also went out of fashion.

Roman Gold and Stone Amuletic Bracelet, c. 1st-3rd Century AD

The gold bracelet in the form of a bangle, oval in section, each end wound spirally along the hoop, with seven amulets or beads, including an amber bead, a carnelian phallic pendant with gold mount, a spherical banded onyx bead, a pointed agate pendant suspended from a gold loop, an amber bead with drilled detail, a rock crystal pendant with gold mount, and a hematite pendant.