Amber Jewelry: Centuries of Striking Amber Necklaces, Earrings, Pendants, Bracelets and Rings
Baltic amber naturally occurs in 250 colors and can therefore complement virtually any color of clothing. Earrings and necklaces made with most hues of amber are perfect for blond hair or brown eyes. Because amber conveys a sense of wisdom, it is also the perfect gift for the intellectual type.Currently, demand for amber far exceeds its available supply. This has caused an ever increasing availability of imitation amber jewellery, sometimes passing as the real thing.In fact, 80% the world total supply of amber comes from the Baltic area. Burmite (Burmese amber), Semitite (Sicilian amber), and Rumanite (Romanian amber) make up the other three varieties of amber. They are increasingly becoming rare and as such, you should expect them to sell at higher prices than the Baltic type. Burmite amber can only be recovered through mining and exhibits a red to brown shade of coloring. Sicilian amber has a darker shade of red while Romanian amber has a distinctive, almost blackish shade of dark red. Amber is one of the November and December birthstones and represents the zodiac sign Taurus, which makes it a perfect gift for anybody born during these months.