Amber is soft, only slightly harder than talc, and should be treated with care.
(Bursztyn in Polish) is fossilized tree sap that dates back 40 million
years. It comes from all around the world, but the highest quality and
richest deposits are found around the Baltic Sea. During the colder
months, when water density reaches its highest point, amber floats up
from the seabed and is washed to shore by the waving sea. Amber is the
only fossil resin that contains 3 to 8% succinic acid, a multi-purpose
therapeutic substance, that was prescribed by early physicians for
headaches, heart problems, arthritis and a variety of other ailments.
In ancient times it was carried by travelers for protection. All of
our amber is directly imported from the Baltic city of Gdansk, Poland.