Friday, 13 February 2015

Amber beads

Amber is fossilized tree resin formed million of years ago. It has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects such as necklaces and beads for bracelets and pendants.

Valuable amber embedded in coal deposit in China
Translucent amber in yellowish hue

Insides trapped inside amber

My collection of amber beads.

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