Amber is fossilized tree resin, distinguished by its unique color and natural beauty. It has been valued as a gemstone for centuries and is often used in the making of decorative objects, such as this globe. Because amber originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, it can contain animal and plant materials in its composition.
This Amber Globe comprises the largest piece of amber I have seen. The sheer size of the amber and the delicacy and smoothness of the carving work is what first attracted me to the piece. I acquired it at an estate sale in Sedona, Arizona.