Our Amber comes directly from the Kachin Tribe in the Hukawng Valley of Northern Kachin State of Myanmar. Burmese Amber ( Burmite ) is considered the oldest on Earth, at least 90-100 million years old from the Cretaceous Period. Due to its age it also has a hardness that takes a very high polish but also tends on being easier to fracture if rough handled. Recently Burmese amber has been in the news due to the exciting discovery of ancient extinct species and the findings of an actual baby dinosaur feathered tail. Most of the amber from this period has varied bits of plant inclusions. We have found with every journey to this area, there is less and less amber available.
If you are looking for a softer amber such as Baltic amber, Burmite is different due its very hardness. Our amber color selection runs from clear yellow, to browns of different hues, to brilliant dark red. Many are tribal dancers necklaces and Buddhist malas with original silk stringing. We also have a selection of loose polished amber with plant inclusions and some with insects which are perfect for pendants. On request we can send photos.