The amber coming from Santo Domingo, which has recently been marketed all over the world, is fossil resin originated from a leguminous of an extinct species similar to the acacia. In origin, the Dominican resin was very fluid and transparent. Therefore, all amber stones coming from the Dominican Republic are naturally transparent. Moreover, Nature saw to it that this amber, whose formation began thirty to forty million years ago, features a very rich and attractive range of colours: yellow, red, orange and, sometimes, even blue and violet or deep green.
These features make the employment of the Dominican amber in jewellery very versatile and congenial, adding a special, inimitable value to the jewels produced.