The magical aura of this precious resin radiates a sense of history and how modern civilisations estimated 5,000 years is but a small fraction of the age of this amber.
Amber from Indonesia
Currently we are lucky to house and exhibit one of Europe's largest single pieces of amber. It can now be seen at our silver jewellery shop in the Armada shopping centre, Plymouth. This amazing single piece of amber was discovered in a mining accident in Indonesia on 4th Jan 2007.
4 Kilos of Amber
It has been cut and polished to exhibit an interior of prehistoric life trapped in the fossilized resin. It weighs nearly four kilograms and is one of the largest single pieces of amber in Europe. It is still subject to scientific analysis however preliminary results indicate it is between 50-70 million years old. It measure approximately a staggering 14 inches (355.6 millimetres) wide.
Stone of the Sun
One of the startling features of this magnificent sample of amber, is its natural radiant glow under light. As many of our customers have commented it really look likes the stone of the sun. Its natural orange glow is one of the many reasons why amber lends itself so perfectly for the creation of jewellery.
Insects trapped in amber
The insect is yet to be correctly identified. We await results from Bristol University however many have commented it looks like it belonged to the Hornet family.