What is Amber
Tree resin which was generated by pines tens of millions of years ago went through high pressures and temperatures from the stratum and finally became fossils. Due to different types of Amber, there are various colors. The most common one is yellow, and others include brown, orange, red, black, and milky. Most Amber is transparent. In the process of becoming Amber, tree resin may cover insects or plants occasionally, so there are some small creatures seen in Amber.
The Origin of Amber
Amber originated from the coast of Baltic Sea in Northern Europe. It was formed from the tree resin produced by the trees forty million years ago, and then it was covered with sea and sunk to the bottom of the ocean. Lapped and cast up on the coast, it was found by fishermen and called Amber, which means "the drifter at sea" in Classical Arabic. Amber is regarded as the cherish treasure in Northern Europe, so there is even Amber Road connected with the important cities for businessmen to transport goods.