Amber dates back over 50 million years and was formed during the Tertiary period, amber is formed from the fossilised resin of trees, and has been known to contain fossilised remains of insects and small animals such as frogs etc.
Amber has been used in jewellery since prehistoric times, and at present is having somewhat of a revival, as more and more people appreciate the uniqueness of amber and the mystery each piece holds.
Most amber is from the Baltic regions but can be found in Norway, Sweden, Mexico, France, Spain, Canada, United States, and even in England.
The majority of amber has a golden orange colour, which is commonly called cognac but is also available in green, red, violet and black.
Because Amber is a fairly soft stone, you need to be careful to avoid scratching it, and do not leave or wear in direct sunlight.