Do you know that there are some pieces of amber that have packed insects in them? Some people love the amber which is clear, but there are many people who pay a huge price for the amber with inclusions. When the inclusion is in the form of an insect, the price goes up even higher. Millions of years ago, when the resin was semi liquid, during one of its fluid manoeuvres, it would have caught an insect and sealed it inside. Then it got fossilized and preserved the insect. This is how amber with insects was created. The oldest known amber with insect inclusion could be as old as 150 million years. Isn’t this fascinating? No wonder why people are ready to shell out lots of money for such a piece.
The use of amber as a gemstone is not new. Even in the era Before Christ, there are evidences of people using the amber from Drfinejewels in the jewellery items. Amber is available in a number of colours, sizes, and inclusions. While it is extracted from a few regions of the world, the most famous amber pieces come from Baltic region and Dominican Republic. One of the most famous amber stones is blue amber from Dominican Republic. This stone is not truly blue but changes to blue when exposed to light containing UV. You can see its magnificent blue hue in the sunlight.
Amber stone from the Baltic region could be as old as 50 million years. Most of them are found in shore area of the Baltic. In fact, amber is also considered to be Lithuania’s national gem. It is said that the amber from the Baltic region is of the finest quality. The amber extracted from this region usually comes in different hues of yellow. However, you may also find honey coloured and dark brown amber stones from here. Green has also been found from some places but it is extremely rare. Most of the green amber you see in the market is a fake copy. Ambers could be quite clear and transparent as well as very opaque and hazy.
Amber stones from Dominican Republic are not as old as compared to the amber from Baltic. However, the DR amber stones have the rarest and finest inclusions you will ever see. Also, the amber from this region comes in diverse colours mostly unavailable anywhere else. If you are looking for amber with insects, you will find it in Dominican Republic.