I really like the orangey-gold color of amber. This necklace uses amber resin beads that look like they have occlusions. The focal beads are ceramic in the shape of a parallelogram or trapezoid. My geometry days are long behind me, so I won't claim absolute accuracy in the naming of this shape. Each bead was purchased in a different store, since I can never seem to be satisfied in putting together a necklace easily with items all from the same place. The seed beads have a unique duochrome effect, and are there to help add lightness and flexibility to the necklace. I'm not big on the heavy chunky necklaces that feel stiff around the neck.