am·ber | ˈam-bər
The fossilized resin of prehistoric pine trees, which ranges in color from golden to orange-red
Roughly 30-60 million years ago, amber revealed itself. Essentially, it is fossilized from coniferous trees. It produces a resin that eventually becomes amber. Resin converts into amber through a natural process involving pressure, heat, light, and oxygen. As the resin drips from the tree, it traps various insects or plant life that comes into contact with it. When the resin hardens, the inclusions are preserved inside. Amber is a natural gemstone, and its beads are said to deliver succinic acid, which acts as a natural pain reliever. Amber is unique in the sense that it is warm, rather than cool, to the touch. Amber is esteemed delicate compared to other gemstones, therefore, it should be cleaned with warm water and mild soap. If desired, feel free to polish it with a soft cloth and olive oil.