Amber is the fossilised resin from a now extinct type of conifer (pine tree). With organic origins it is not a true gemstone and only has a hardness on 2-2.5 on the Mohs Scale. The worlds most prolific source of amber is ancient forest now under the Baltic Sea. brought to the surface through the process of erosion, it is only slightly denser than sea water, it floats to the surface and washes up on the beaches or is netted for. Most Baltic amber is between 50-70 million years old but can be up to 300 million year old. Specimens that contain fossils can be extremely valuable.
*As we are consistently receiving new stock in store our staff will intuitively choose the perfect item for you. All images are only an indication of what is available as no two stones are the same*