There are over 300 different shades of amber. We catalog all of our amber into 6 major colors: Honey, green, cherry, cognac, citrine, and butterscotch.
The Six Colors of Amber
1. Honey Amber
Honey amber is by far the most common color. This orange hue can be either dark or light, and have many inclusions or none. Some of our honey amber is so dark in color that people sometimes mistake it for cherry or cognac amber. Conversely, some of our honey amber is so light and bright that people mistake it for citrine amber. Honey amber is known as “sunshine” to Lithuanians, and it is sometimes called “Stone of the Sun” in different languages.
2. Green Amber
Green amber is also known as "Earth Amber," and is famous for having many inclusions in it which reflect the light and give the stone an extremely shimmering glamorous appeal. Some cultures throughout history have revered green amber stones not only for their beauty, but they also believed that these stones would bring them good fortune and immortality in some cases.
3. Cherry Amber
Did you know that cherry amber rings have been found in ancient graves all around the world? It’s true. Cherry amber was once so rare that only the most wealthy could afford it. Today, cherry amber is still considered rare but you don’t have to be royalty to own it anymore!
4. Cognac Amber
Cognac amber is usually darker and may be duller than cherry amber, and can almost appear black until a light source awakens it’s deep color.
5. Citrine Amber
Citrine amber is the lightest color of amber. It’s practically yellow, though lighter.
6. Butterscotch Amber
Butterscotch amber is distinguished by its variety of textures and natural embellishments. It can present a different degree of opaqueness with some areas of transparency. The color of butterscotch amber varies from white to dark yellow, and all hues in between…
Butterscotch amber is often referred to as royal amber because there was a time in history when only the rich elites could afford to own it due to its level of scarcity. Today, with modern mining techniques, butterscotch amber is not as rare as it once was, but it is still considered to be the rarest form of amber.