Amber is, quite simply, tree resin which has fossilized over a very long period of time. However it is important to note that not all amber types are equal. Only amber from the Baltic region (the area where the countries Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, are located) contains a special compound called Succinic Acid. This compound is not present in any other types of amber.
Now when we say that the amber has fossilised over a long period of time, we mean a really really long period of time. Baltic amber comes from ancient forest resin and is approximately 44 million years old! Each little bead is like a piece of prehistoric history to adorn your body with.
As if this all wasn’t cool enough to begin with, Baltic amber also comes in a number of colours, ranging from milky white, to lemon yellow, to dark red, and even black This makes for a great range of colour preferences, and also allows for some really cool combinations to be made.
While many people wonder if there are differences between the different colours of Baltic amber, there is no information nor reason to believe that they vary in Succinic Acid