Sunday, June 12, 2011

sunday eye candy

top left amber beads from Iran ( probably not real amber but some kind of resin)
bottom left Chiapas amber, young amber... it's around 25 millions years old ( Baltic amber is around 40 millions years old) and more brittle than Baltic amber.
bottom left, raw Baltic amber.
Long before its origin was known a lot of legends were told about amber... Some people believed amber was formed from the tears of weeping birds...

1 comment:

Still Waters Studio said...

Interesting story. I always like to see the ones with bugs trapped inside.