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 it’s age it also has a hardness that takes a very high polish but also can be a little brittle. Recently Burmese amber has been in the news due to the exciting discovery of ancient exotic species and the findings of actual feathered tails and other parts.
If you are looking for a softer amber such as Baltic amber, Burmite is different due its very hardness. These are also tribal pieces with original 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.
Watch this YouTube video on the Kachin amber polishers and their plight.