Buddha head carved from Sumatra blue amber.
Dimensions: 31 x 21 x 53 mm
Weight: 13.1 grams
Revered by ancient sun worshippers for its golden radiance, amber is fossilized resin that flowed from prehistoric trees about 60 million years ago. It often has fossil inclusions of materials that were trapped when the amber was fluid, usually plant matter, but occasionally perfectly preserved insects. Amber has strong static electrical properties and emits a pleasant pine scent when burned. Throughout history, amber has been a symbol of courage and immortality, and inspired the fabled drink of the immortals, “ambrosia.”