The origin of amber

The origin of amber

When I think about what way had to go through amber, which I hold in my hand or wear in my favorite pendant, I’m impressed with nature’s wisdom and its creation. The resin, which was to serve the tree to heal his wounds, became a great wealth for us, people.

Amber has become a very desirable gemstone, which enjoys great use in cosmetics and medicine, but also and mainly in jewelry. Looking closely at the amber, you can spot insects, moss and bark pieces, pine pins, and even small lizards that were trapped many millions of years ago when the resin was still sticky.

The most popular is Baltic amber (succinite), which gathers on the Baltic coast. It has a characteristic golden color, but it also appears in orange, yellow, green, sometimes even purple or black. As a rule, it is transparent. Strong storms wash out pieces of amber from the bottom and throw them ashore along with fucus – called amber herb.

Searching for amber requires patience and evokes emotions comparable to the search for gold. The beaches are often combed by vacationers after storms (especially spring and autumn).

Baltic amber is a resin that has leaked from ancient conifers. And the burnt amber smells of the forest. Each Baltic amber lump is about 40 million years old and has witnessed many changes that have taken place in the history of our planet. The amber hides great secrets.

And what is it really like? Amber is a fossilized design of conifers that grew about 40 million years ago, did you know it?

I invite you to continue reading if you want to learn more about the history of amber.