Custom Wire Wrapped Amber Heart with Heart Beat Bracelet Sterling Silver Size 7 .935
Amber is actually not a stone, but rather amorphous, fossilized tree sap. Amber comes from the fossilized resin that lived tens of millions of years ago in trees. It is normally a golden yellow to golden orange, and ranges from transparent to semi translucent. It can also be dyed many colors. Amber was one of the first substances used for personal adornment. In fact, decorated pieces of amber have been found in remains from the Stone Age. The stones were used as amulets and talismans before, during, and since the ancient Greeks. Since prehistoric times, amber has been used for religious objects. It was believed to have talismanic properties, and many ancient people buried amber objects and amulets with their dead to protect them in the afterlife.
Amber may contain insects, (occasionally frogs and lizards too) moss, or pine needles that have been trapped for millions of years in the resin, since the resin was sticky. Air bubbles may give amber a cloudy appearance but heating in oil will take them away. The biggest deposits of amber are in the Baltic region, particularly along the coast of Poland. Amber is also found in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, France, Spain, Canada, Romania, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Burma, and Italy. Amber has medicinal uses attributed to it but is used nowadays primarily in jewelry.