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Amber Jewellery... Nature`s Time Capsule!

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 . Eventually it 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.  It was also thought that  somehow the suns ray`s were captured in the Amber, what a lovely idea!
A birthstone for Aries and Leo, it is said to promote courage , vitality and personal growth.