This round amber cabochon features a golden yellow color that complements a variety of designs. It’s a soft stone, so use it to create one-of-a-kind earrings or pendants—any style of jewelry that won’t be subjected to harsh wear. Use it by itself, or pair it with complementary-color stones to create multicolor looks.
Amber, an organic gem, forms from the hardened, fossilized sap or resin of coniferous trees. Amber often contains bubbles and inclusions resulting from air pockets and small plant or animal fragments becoming encapsulated in the sap prior to fossilization. Amber is more than a million years old and has been prized for centuries as a gemstone as well as an ingredient in perfumes and a healing agent in folk remedies. Though its transparency and color varies, the most common colors are orange, yellow and brown.