We have been asked by collectors to present some exclusive pieces of Amber on our website. This beautiful piece is partially polished , one side is smoother , but neither is totally polished so as to preserve the unique natural appearance of the stone. It feels very natural to the touch.
This Amber gemstone is a wonderful collectors piece , but it could also be set in silver to create an awesome statement necklace or bangle .
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, when the Baltic region was experiencing a semi -tropical climate.
Eventually as the trees died and fell to the ground , layers of sediments, sands , gravels covered the ancient forests 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 .
Amber was one of the commodities traded along the famous "Amber Road" , which lead from the Baltic to the Mediterranean , and then onto the " Silk Route" to the East.
A birthstone for Aries and Leo, it is said to promote courage , vitality and personal growth.
Weight: 27.2 grams Stone size; 5.3cm x 4.7cm x approximately 1.5cm deep , as the stone is slightly thicker at one end tapering off to the other side, as is visible on the first image.