One of the few organic gemstones, amber is formed through fossilization or resin tree. Derived from the Middle Persian name Ambar, amber is usually confused with ambergris, which was used to produce fragrance. However, they both can easily be distinguished based on their densities with Amber being denser than ambergris.
- Species: the original source is from Kaliningrad, Russia and the second source is Baltic Region.
- Color: present in a variety of colors ranging from yellow, orange, brown to golden yellow, lemon yellow, black, red and blue.
- Clarity: Transparent to opaque with resinous luster.
- Spiritual meaning: medical gem with healing powers and cleansing of negativity