Amber is fossilized tree resin; because of its alluring natural beauty, it has been used for millennia in the decorative arts and for personal adornment. Amber is not a gemstone, but because of its beauty and its prevalent use in jewelry making, it has a prominent place within the gemstone category. The color of Amber can range from golden honey to a soft yellow to deep rich reddish-brown.
Amber beads and focal pieces—that may include embedded insects within its resin matrix—are a truly unique bead to use in beading projects or as an eye-catching focal bead.
Amber is utilized for its healing properties, bringing the wearer good luck and protection.