Unique, interesting pieces of Cognac ,Green and Yellow Amber. Some delicate and pretty , some bold and beautiful.
The colours are suggestive of the Autumn Season , the designs reflective of nature with organic swirls and textured finishes.
We have included several images of some of the pieces to show how many different hues and tones can be seen in Amber and it all depends on the angle of the light and whether it shines through the Amber .This is perhaps why ancient cultures thought that the suns ray`s were captured in the Amber, what a lovely idea!
Amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pine trees. Our Amber comes from the Baltic region and was formed during the Eocene geological period , about 44 million years ago. As the resin seeped from the trees it either collected on the trees or fell to the forest floor . As the trees died and decayed, the forest floor was covered with layers of sediments and a process known as molecular polymerization occured, forming what is known as `copal`. Further heat and pressure was applied by the overlying sediments to evenually create Amber. Depending on the fossilisation conditions , different colours of Amber will form .
Sometimes , as the resin seeped out of the pine trees insects , foliage and even water droplets were encapsulated inside the sticky substance. These pieces of Amber now give us a wonderful insight into life 44 million years ago.
We have a few pieces of insects in Amber left in our collection , in Nature`s Time Capsule!
There are also some lovely legends associated with Amber . The Ancient Romans believed that small Amber pieces were the tears of the Gods.
A birthstone for Aries and Leo, it is said to promote courage , vitality and personal growth.