Today I received a very special gift, something that before today I could only ever dream of owning.
That special gift is a Trollbeads Giant Carved Amber Rose.
Words can not describe how lucky I feel to have such a beautiful piece in my collection, nor how grateful I am.
What follows are some photos of this stunning bead …
The inclusions within this bead really are beautiful. It was quite hard to capture, but if you look closely at the first side-on photo, just before the 6 o’clock position, there is what appears to be a large petal of some kind which appears to go right through the bead, finishing at the 5 o’clock position. Within the bead there is also what looks like a very very tiny spider or mite, which is not visible to the naked eye but can be seen with a jewellers loupe. These inclusions make it even more special and act as a reminder that amber is a piece of the earths history.
The carved roses are so delicate, and credit must go to the person who hand carved this bead.
This bead will always have a treasured place in my collection and I cannot say thank you enough!
More exciting news comes today regarding Trollbeads Carved Ambers, which I posted a first glimpse of a few weeks ago.
Initially, these beads were released in Germany, and limited to one hundred. These were regular size beads and came in a variety of designs including Roses, Ladybirds, Turtles and Scarabs. The Scarabs were the most common, with the Roses being rarer.
Next to receive stock of these beads were the US. The US appeared to receive two types, the regular size bead and also some Giant beads. The US also received a Horse Shoe design in their batches.
These regular sized Carved Ambers have now arrived in the UK. Trollbeads Heaven – http://www.uniquebeadstore.co.uk – are the first retailer to receive stock and from what I understand, they have received half of the allocation for the UK. The retail price of these beads will be £62 each. Trollbeads Heaven have announced that they will be hiding them at various secret times in different places around their website, to try to give everyone a better chance of getting one and to avoid the mad rush.
As always, as and when I become aware of which other retailers have received stock, I will alert my readers to this.