Amber

Amber is a 100% organic product. It is fossilized resin of certain types of ancient trees living 25-50 million years ago.

Amber is considered a gem because it glows and glistens when polished, but amber is not actually a gemstone.

Amber has been used for jewelry since the Stone Age, from 13.000 years ago. Amber has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine. It contains 3-8% of succinic acid which improves immunity, thereby strengthening the human body.

Amber is closely tied to preservation and has therefore been called a vessel of eternal youth. The gem is worn for good luck and general protection.

Amber is the symbol of renewed and continual faith in marriage and represents the everlasting bond of eternal love.

Amber will produce static energy when rubbed against a cloth, producing sparks and attracting small particles. For this reason, the Greeks gave it the name elektron, which has become the word for electricity by todays standards.

Unlike minerals and glass, amber is varm against the skin and will only glow more when worn often.

The Greeks also thought that amber was pieces of the sun that had broken off as the sun fell into the sea each night.