Amber
 

Amber is the fossilized resin of the pine tree Pinus succinifera formed some 50 million years ago in the Eocene period. It has been used since prehistoric times for jewellery and it is valued because of its high lustre and the interesting inclusions it sometimes contains. Flies and other small insects, as well as leaves and fibres give amber some of its distinctive characteristics. The main drawback for its use as a gemstone is its softness, and its use as a ring stone is limited. However, amber pendants earrings and bracelets are attractive and practical alternatives.
00000It is said to strengthen the brain and nervous system whilst drawing disease from the body

 
 

Location - Rumania, Poland, USA, Canada

 

Group - Amber

R.I. - 1.54 

Hardness - 2-2.5



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