Gift box with Baltic and Indonesian amber and a bracelet
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How does amber develop?
Amber is fossilized resin from pine trees. Resin offers the tree protection against insects and fungi. It is a sticky substance that easily entangles insects or plant remains, that eventually can be trapped. The resin can harden as soon as it is sealed off from oxygen. This hardening, which goes over millions of years, is also called fossilization.
Baltic amber is produced by pine trees in Scandinavia in the eocene era (this lasted from 55.8 to 33.9 million years ago). There was then a relatively mild climate and the Scandinavian area was characterized by extensive pine forests. About 35 million years ago the sea level began to rise and the amber eroded from the Scandinavian forest floor. The forerunners of the Baltic rivers brought along the amber and deposited it at the south-facing estuaries. Later, the amber was again eroded and taken back by the river 'Eridanos' the predecessor of the current German rivers 'Weser', 'Eems' and 'Elbe'. Finally, Scandinavian ice spread the amber across the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.
Indonesian amber comes from Sumatra, Indonesia and is about 23 million years old. The amber is found in lignite deposits that stem from the Miocene era. The brown red color of the amber is typical for Indonesian amber.