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☹Gemstone Amber☹

Amber is an organicgemstone, forming from the hardened resin of ancient pine trees. The hardening process of Amber is known as polymerization, which fossilizes the resin over many centuries and makes it hard and sturdy. Amber is formed from viscous, sticky resin, and therefore commonly contains inclusions that got stuck in the Amber and remained there when it hardened. These inclusions are usually of insects or plants, with the most well-known being mosquitoes. Amber with well-preserved organisms frozen internally are highly prized.
Chemical FormulaAmber is composed of complex organic material without any definitive chemical formula. Its inherent substance can also vary depending on its origination.
ColorBlue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown
Hardness2 - 2.5
Crystal System Amorphous
Refractive Index1.539 - 1.545
SG1.0 - 1.1
TransparencyTransparent to nearly opaque
Luster Resinous

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