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Whitby Jet and Baltic Amber

Baltic Amber began life as resin from trees in forested areas of the Baltic region, including Russia and Poland. The amber began to solidify and was transported by rivers to the Baltic Sea where it can now be found washed up along the coastline. Often, tiny inclusions of preserved plants, insects and water or gas bubbles can be seen within clear varieties of amber. The colour of amber can vary from yellow to orange and brown and more rarely, red or blue. It can be clear or opaque, or somewhere in between. We like to use both clear orange/brown amber and yellow butterscotch amber in our jewellery. Amber has been treasured by many throughout history for its warm vibrant colour and special meaning. It pairs wonderfully with Whitby Jet; two organic gemstones, so different in origin and colour, yet so well matched.