Amber is fossilized tree resin that takes millions of years to harden and is then treated and shaped in order to make jewelry. It's one of the only gems that we can classify as an 'organic gemstone'. The most common colour used in jewelry is brownish-orange, sometimes referred to as cognac amber (after the alcoholic drink native to South-Western France). However, it can also be reddish-black, white, green and blue. Amber has one of the richest histories in jewelry-making. It was revered in ancient cultures as a symbol of protection for the dead. Today, it's associated with protection, energy and even good fortune. Some believe it to be linked to the third chakra known as the Solar Plexus. (just below your heart). It's meant to be related to discipline.