Amber boasts 350 million years of history. Discovered in himalaya, the oldest piece of amber pre-dates the first dinosaurs.
Amber replaced wood as the material of choice for prehistoric peoples to craft the earliest ornaments and stone jewelry.
3,500 years ago, in Egypt amber was used to improve waking life & protect Pharaohs, like King Tut in the afterlife.
2,500 years ago, the Athens gifted loved ones amber jewelry. The precious stone was known to adorn even the queen of Syria.
2,000 years ago, amber was transported along the Amber Road to the Roman Empire, where it was worth just as much as gold metal.
300 years ago, China declared amber sacred, highly prizing the cherry colored variety, known as "Dragon’s Blood”.
In 2003, Russia recreated Peter The Great’s Amber Room. The 1716 original was lost during WWII.