From the page: "Raw Amber Viking Money Amber was once used by Scandinavian folk as legal tender (money). Of course, this was also true in the Baltics- and even Rome. This raw amber is at least 15 million & may be as old as 300 million years old. Average age is 45 million years. Warm tawny golden amber, rust colored & studded with fossil sediments. Matte finish, which gives it added interest. These are perfect for everyday wear, especially for gentlemen. "