Donated by Michael Ryden. "In the 1980s my mother purchased this necklace on a trip to India. Most amber necklaces are made with round beads however my mother was attracted to the unusual square-cut design of this one. Some of the amber pieces have inclusions of insects and other fossils, adding to the value of this piece. I am happy to donate this necklace in the memory of my mother, Arlene Indira Ryden, who took me to my first opera, Tosca, at The Met in 1969."