fossilized tree sap. Although amber is not a mineral, it is classified as a gemstone. Most of the world’s amber is 30-90 million years old. It can contain insects, small vertebrates and other particulate matter both plant and animal. Amber is commonly a clear golden color, but it may have greenish to goldish inclusions.
Amber is sometimes used in Santo Domingo necklaces for the beads or for adornments added to the necklace.
90% of the world’s extractable amber is located in the Baltic Sea off the coasts of Poland and Russia.