EXPLORE THE COLLECTION
Learn more about the prehistoric origins of Roma's fascinating Baltic Amber Jewelry collection
Amber is a beautiful natural gemstone full of rich history. Have you ever seen an insect sealed in amber? It could have been buzzing around dinosaurs millions of years ago.
The world's finest amber comes from the Baltic region - which is the source of 100% of the Amber used in Roma's Amber Jewelry Collection.
Amber is considered a gem because it glows and glistens when polished, but Amber is not actually a gemstone. It is the hardened resin of ancient trees that have been fossilized over millennia.
Amber has been used in jewelry since at least 11,000 BCE. It was polished and carved into jewelry found in ancient archeological sites.
Throughout history, many have believed that amber contained mystical, energetic properties. Amber is said to promote health, good luck, wisdom, patience, protection, and positive energy.
Ancient Romans prized amber. Many wore amber amulets for protection and fertility. Armies were often sent North to conquer amber producing areas. Women in Northern Italy would regularly wear amber necklaces against their throat. They felt that amber was healing for the thyroid gland.
Hippocrates, the physician of Ancient Greece, believed in amber's healing ability. He thought it was helpful in combat of many diseases when worn in direct contact with the skin.
Many believe that amber healing properties are more than ancient wives tales. Amber pendants, necklaces, rings and earrings continue to be highly prized pieces still today.