Organic Minerals

Amber

Amber is the fossilized resin of ancient trees. True amber comes from trees which lived 85 to 100 million years ago. Fossilized resin from more recent times is called "copal".

Amber often holds the remains of pollen or insects. many other things can also be inclusions in amber - from inorganic substances, such as sulfur or pyrite, to wood, bark, flies, ants and even lizards.

Amber is very easily polished and is used for jewelry.

Amber

 

Jet

Jet is a compacted, deep black form of coal originally formed from wood. It is easily milled polished and is used to make jewelry and ornaments.

Jet

 


 

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Amber with Insect. 2.3 Ct. Mer Amber, Russia

AU $204.54
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Amber with Insect. 4.1 Ct. Mer Amber, Russia

AU $204.54
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Amber with Insect. 5.7 Ct. Mer Amber, Russia

AU $286.35
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Jet 147.5 Ct. United Kingdom

AU $147.27
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23x18mm GENUINE NATURAL POLISH AMBER POLISHED CABOCHON

AU $12.99
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Amber (Polished) .184.0 Ct. Sabana of La Mar, Republic Dominican

AU $899.96
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Amber. 484.5 Ct. Sabana of La Mar, Republic Dominican

AU $736.34
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