The gemstone amber is a luxurious, sensual gemstone, an impressive feat given that it begins as simple tree sap. This stunning, versatile stone comes in a wide spectrum of shades, but most amber jewelry is light yellow, honey yellow or caramel brown. Due to its neutral hue, Ross Simons' collection of amber jewelry can easily accessorize nearly any outfit.
The first amber jewelry—mostly amber beads and amulets—dates back to the Mesolithic period (8,000 to 6,000 BCE). Stone Age sun worshippers may have sought out this ancient gemstone for its resemblance to the sun's rays, and other ancient peoples referred to it as the "trees' tears." Over the centuries, amber jewelry—including amber rings and amber earrings—has continued to evolve; but to this day, amber is regarded as a stunning fashion statement.
Perhaps that's because this richly colored, semi-translucent stone has an air of mystery. Amber earrings, amber necklaces, amber bracelets and amber rings often contain unique elements that make for one-of-a-kind jewelry. Gas bubbles or flakes add visual interest and dimension to amber jewelry.