Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry.
|Color||Midway between the color gold and orange|
|Mohs scale hardness||Falls between 2 and 2.5|
|Specific gravity||1.05 to 1.09|
|Refractive index||1.539 - 1.545|