In the Pomeranian region of Poland, translucent amber is a traditional wedding gift. This natural gem, formed over millions of years from the fossilized resin of ancient trees, is shaped into beads and pendants and passed from generation to generation. As a bridal gift, it serves as an amulet of protection from harm. Sterling silver.
Mined in Sicily, Burma, Romania, Poland, and Mexico, amber is actually the fossilized resin of ancient trees, and is among the oldest stones used for human adornment. It has been called the gold of the sea because the most extensive deposits are found along Baltic shores. The Greeks, to whom amber represented the tears Apollo shed as he was banished from Olympus, called amber "electron" because of its tendency to attract lightweight objects when rubbed.