High-grade authentic Amber from the Baltic region in Europe. This is certified and imported by a licensed Amber dealer, so you can be sure it is real. Set with a Sterling Silver bail.
It is also carved from a solid piece of Amber, not made up from offcuts and then made into a composite piece. This Amber is also not Copal, young Amber from different regions. To become Amber, the fossil resins had to undergo a second hardening period of polymerization, where the molecules linked with each other to form larger molecules, a process which took from several tens of thousands of years to millions of years, before becoming insoluble. Most Amber is 30 to 90 million years old, though some are slightly less than a million, and the oldest Amber found to date is 320 million years old. Copal is a name given to tree resin from the Protium copal tree prominent in the Mesoamerican region, and generally too young tree resins, several hundred to several thousand years old, in an intermediate stage of polymerization and hardening
Amber is a mixture of hydrocarbons, composed of several tree resins (mostly of an extinct Pine genus, or in some areas extinct Hymenaea species), plant materials, a volatile oil and succinic acid. Amber is not formed from tree sap, the fluid that circulates through a plant’s vascular system, but from resin, an aromatic, semi-solid substance secreted through the plant’s epithelial cells. It is produced as a protection mechanism to draw off disease and injury caused by insects and fungi, heal over broken branches, or to ward off stress produced by rapid growth. As resins of the ancient forests filled internal fissures in the trees, dripped and oozed down the outer bark, they trapped insects, spiders, annelids and other small organisms, pieces of wood and plant matter, feathers and even hair. They then began to harden by losing their volatile components, and over time the forests fell and were carried by rivers to coastal regions where they were buried by sediments and became part of the ocean floor, or were repositioned elsewhere by other geological events. [Fernie, 322, 328][academic.emporia.edu][en.wikipeida.org][www.madehow.com][www.mindat.org][www.gemdat.org]……..Read More About Metaphysical Crystal Meanings
Measures Approx 45mm x 17mm