Amber is a fossilized resin from trees indigenous to the Baltic Coast known as Pinites Succinifer. Transparent or translucent, it is usually golden-orange, but ranges from pale yellow to black. Amber is considered a semi-precious gemstone and is a natural plastic. Imitated with resins and plastics which are heavier.

Common sources: Baltic Area, Burma, Rumania, Sicily.

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