Amber is a fossilized resin from pines and other conifers that are several thousands to millions years old. Although it is not a stone, but a hardened resin, it is used as a gemstone for the manufacture of jewelry and other decorative objects. Due to its beneficial properties it has been treasured as one of the most popular gemstones since ancient times.
Lava is the molten substance released by volcanoes and is an Italian word meaning ‘flooding’. The Earth’s crust is largely made up of solidified lava. Lava is often used to make jewelry. In fact, lava and gagate jewelry were also fashionable in the 19th century during the so-called Victorian period.