Amber is a captivating gemstone, sure to beguile the eyes with its myriad of yellows, oranges, and browns! Made from fossilized tree resin, amber is a remarkable gift from nature that formed in ancient forests, between 30-90 million years ago. Jewelers have been crafting amber into artful adornments since Neolithic times for its luminous color and natural beauty. Baltic amber was called ‘Freya’s tears’ by the Norse and the ‘tears of Heliades’ by the ancient Greeks.
Metaphysically, amber is thought to help absorb negative energy and to release bright, soothing energy, helping to calm nerves and enliven disposition like a mental sunny day. The different colors of amber are often used on the chakras with corresponding colors to facilitate opening and cleansing.
From the past to modern day, this gemstone has become an admired symbol of artistry and power.