Known as a "window to the past," amber is fossilized tree resin, containing prehistoric plant material, insects and strands of DNA. It has been appreciated for its beauty and unique properties since Neolithic times.
Since the dawn of man, the mysterious properties of amber pebbles found on the shores and in coastal forests have captured man's imagination. When burned in a fire, amber releases a pleasant sticky scent and aromatic smoke. When rubbed, it attracts other items towards itself with a magic we now know as static electricity. Amber is a 40-to 60-million-year-old fossilized resin that trapped many prehistoric plants and insects during its formation. Researchers have cataloged amber pieces containing more than 1,000 extinct species of insects. Mayan green amber is formed from pine tree resin and its dark green color makes this natural amber a most intriguing addition to the family. The green coloring is produced by organic material from flora, like wood fragments, flowers and leaves, trapped within the gem. In addition to plant and animal material, microscopic dust and minerals like pyrite may also be found in amber. Fossils showing a more distinct presentation earn a higher value on the market The name amber was derived from the word "amber" from Middle English, "ambra" which is directly from Medieval Latin and "anbar ambergris" from Arabic. Amber pieces can take a low heat application to alter trapped water bubbles producing discoid fractures (disk-like or radiating) known as sun spangles.
LOCATION: Baltic Sea region of Russia
The largest amber deposits in the world are located in the Baltic Sea region of Russia. Green amber has long been identified with the pre-Columbian cultures of Mexico, South and Central America, especially the Mayan civilization. While green amber is available from both the Baltic region and the Americas, We source Amber from the Baltic Sea region of Russia.