40 million years ago, in a dense and lush expanse of evergreen forest, a tiny insect settled on the bark of a tree. Seconds later the little creature was caught in a flow of resin that was seeping from the tree’s bark and became entombed and preserved for (relative) eternity. Millions of years later and the resin containing the insect fossilised into what we call amber. This piece of amber contains that insect from 40 million years ago. The tree was a distant relation of the pines and conifers we know today and the insect is one of 5000 that have been identified from such specimens. This amazing fossil is a mind-blowing link to the ancient past of the planet and certainly gives a new perspective on the passing of time!
This beautiful piece of amber is from the Baltic region in Eastern Europe and is set in a fine silver bezel with a window on the base to allow light to enhance the beautiful colour and the insect caught in the depth of the amber. It comes with a pretty 16" chain and is presented in a gift box.