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Fossilized tree resin is one of the world’s oldest gems. It belongs to a category of organic gems. It is a natural product. It is a resin obtained from living trees in dense forests and which have fossilized over millions and millions of years. It acts as a protective stone for children. It may be worn as a necklace, bracelet or placed in their vicinity to protect them any grave situation.

Amber stones

Areas where fossilized tree resin is found

Many varieties of amber stones are available at DRfine Jewels. Out of many kinds, a sizeable amount is the Baltic amber or succinite, which got its name because of high concentration of succinic acid. This natural resin from the Tertiary Age is found in large quantities in and around the coast of Baltic Sea. The areas of Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, and Poland have rich deposits. Advanced industrial techniques have paved the way for smoother extraction of this stone.

Different colors

You may want to know the color of amber stones. There is not a single word answer to that question. This natural gemstone comes in various shades of color. So far around seven colors and two hundred fifty shades of this stone are identified. They range from yellow to orange. Certain types of green and blue color are also there. They fall in the rare category of gemstones. All these colors available are used in making jewelry.

There are different types of translucent beads.

Amber stones

Baltic amber

The most common type found along the shores of Baltic Sea is the Baltic amber.

Black amber

Another name for this type is Oltu stone. It is found in parts of Eastern Turkey.

Burmese amber

Another name for this type is burmite. It is mainly located in the area of Myanmar.

Dominican amber

There is a higher rate of fossils presence than Baltic fossilized tree resin. A rare variation is a blue variant discovered in this region.

Amber stones

Mexican tree resin

This type of natural resin is mainly found in Chiapas in Mexico. This was produced by the extinct Hymenaea Mexicana tree. This is related to the Hymenaea proper tree which is responsible for producing Dominican amber.

Sri Lankan tree resin

This is found in a slight quantity along the sea coast of India.

Factors influencing color difference

Two different factors affect this stone’s color. The first factor is the inclusion of bubbles in the rock. They block the light that enters the stone. This variation in lighting causes the differences in colors.  The second factor is the source of the tree for the resin. Some colors are found in individual trees, and that accounts for the color difference. The color of this gemstone can be altered by applying heat.

Amber stones

Shopping around

Shop for translucent beads online or at jewelry stores in the neighborhood. When you are thinking of purchasing natural resin, look out for the stores who supply top quality Dominican gemstones. See if they are involved in direct selling, then they should be able to provide at reasonable prices. Ensure that they have a dedicated group of skilled personnel so that they can provide guidance if needed.