When tree resin fossilises and hardens it becomes a #gemstone which has adorned jewellery since it was first discovered, universally acknowledged as beautiful and scintillating.
#Amber was prized and traded in Ancient Greece. In fact 'Amber' is derived from the Ancient Greek word for ‘beaming sun’; so the myth goes...
...when the son of the Sun was killed, his sisters became trees, and their tears were bright amber.
Interestingly enough, in the 18th century, in Catherine Palace in Russia an entire room made of #Amber was commissioned and constructed. The Amber Room has since been considered the eighth wonder of the world to many. Even more interestingly #TheAmberRoom was said to be the most valuable piece of art stolen by the Nazis during WW2 and its whereabouts is a mystery to this day.
Not only has Amber been used to adorn jewellery and for medicinal purposes since ancient Greece, but also as a #perfume. If burnt correctly an essential oil is formed, the musk of which is best described as a fusion of honey and earthiness.