Amber Gemstone: A Beautiful Organic Substance

Amber Gemstone is a natural organic substance, known for its color and glow. Amber is made up of fossil tree resin and is generally used to make attractive things such as jewelry etc. Tree resin is the semi-solid shapeless natural substance buried in pockets and canals through epithelial cells of the plant.

As amber is made up of soft and sticky tree resin, so sometimes it may have insects and small plants fossils. This form of amber is known as Copal as it is a Semi-fossilized resin or sub-fossil amber. Amber is also found in different colors such as it may have yellow, orange and brown shades or whitish and pale lemon color. It may vary from brown to black and in some rarely found form such as blue amber, green amber, red amber (also known as "cherry amber") etc.

Amber is generally translucent, the more the amber is transparent the more the price it has. The most common form of amber is cloudy amber and opaque amber. Opaque amber may have numerous minute bubbles. This form of amber is also known as "bony amber".