Amber is fossilised tree resin which has been appreciated and used by cultures since the Neolithic times. It has been a gemstone utilised in jewellery, decorative objects, and even as a healing agent in folk medicine. It comes in an extraordinary variety of shapes and sizes, with occasional pieces preserving plant and insect species in the orangey-yellow gemstone. You can spend hours browsing through amber products to find the precise piece which fits your desires.
Interesting facts about Amber
Amber is subdivided into five classes based off the chemical constituents. Originally it is a soft tree resin which captures small insects, seeds, and plants, which then after high pressures and temperature from overlying sediment transforms into copal, terpenes, and then the formation of amber. Most tree resin biodegrades from exposure to sunlight, rain, and microorganisms. Amber is formed when those conditions are not met.
Where does amber come from?
Every piece of amber is unique, allowing users to find the ideal piece for them. The Baltic region is the biggest known deposit of amber dating back 44 million years to the Eocene epoch. The forests then created over 100,000 tons of amber which is where 90% of all amber products on the market now come from. Yellow amber comes from resin in evergreen trees, yet can be translucent, yellow, orange or even brown coloured. The rarest amber in the world is the Dominican blue amber, since only 100kg (220lb) is found per year.
Amber rings have been created and worn throughout the world and are now a popular vintage , handmade, and natural options. Amber necklaces , earrings, and pendants can all be a unique addition to any outfit.
If you want to have a small and unique addition to your pandora bracelet, the company has created several amber bead charms combining amber and glass Murano for a gorgeous combination of colours.