Discovered by archaeologists in the Stajnia cave in southern Poland in 2010, recent radiocarbon work has now dated it to around 41,500 years ago from when Homo sapiens were in Europe.
Inspired by fractals and valued at 25 million PLN, the necklace was named Julia in recognition of Gaston Julia, a French mathematician whose work described the complex process by which fractals are formed.
With the widespread use of plastic creating environmental challenges globally, jewellery designer Anna Orska teamed up with plastics recycler Weronika Banaś to create the stunning New Stone collection.
This week we take a look at the story behind a necklace that French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte gave to his Polish lover Maria Walewska.
The original receipt that came with the necklace shows that it was purchased in Breslau, now Wrocław, on May 4, 1810, just six days before Walewska gave birth to their lovechild.