WONDERFUL BLACK AMBER(oltu stone) PRAYER/WORRY BEADS-STERLING SILVER NAILING

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  • Item Category: Fraternal, Political, Organizations
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 31, 2013
  • Channel: Auction House
GREAT BLACK AMBER(oltu stone) PRAYER BEADS %100 HAND MADE FROM ROSARY MASTERS
Nailed with 925 sterling silver and natural turquoise stone
And With 925 sterling silver hand made tassel !
SPECIAL ITEM FOR COLLECTORS !!! THIS MATERIAL CAN AVAILABLE ONLY IN "ERZURUM" THE CITY OF TURKEY
What is Black amber? (oltu stone): This organic substance called also "Black Amber"is mined in the villages of Oltu town in Erzurum / Turkey.

-The mountainous, rough region with steep slopes is 1,600–1,800 m (5,200–5,900 ft) high.

-Oltu beds are formed when fossilized trees are subject to diastrophism resulting in folding.

-Beds of this special material are 70–80 cm (28–31 in) in thickness. Extraction is done by digging narrow tunnels and shafts below ground.

-There are around 600 quarries in the region

-Oltu is a natural carbon, not a stone

-It generally comes in black, but can also be velvet-black, blackish brown, grey or greenish

-Oltu's most interesting characteristic is its softness when excavated. It only begins to harden when exposed to the air.

-It attracts, by way of static electricity, light substances like dust when rubbed

-Oltu stone burns bursting in flames, and leaves ash behind

-It will get more shiny when you use it...

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