Baltic Amber was formed over 45+ million years ago and is known as “The Gold of the North.” It is an organic substance, called a fossil resin. This tree resin–not to be confused with tree sap–was produced only by the pine trees grown in Northern Europe that were found in the southern areas of Scandinavia and the floor of the Baltic Sea. As the climate became warmer, the pine trees in this region began to discharge an abundance of resin.
Today, scientists say the Amber from this particular region has successfully reached a consistent state through oxidation. Baltic Amber can be found floating in the Baltic Sea and washed up on the Baltic Sea shoreline.