Amber is created from resin. The difference is that the sap transports nutrients around the tree while the resin is semi-solid and acts as a defense response for the plant’s immune system. Most amber found is about 30-90 million years old. Amber can be differently colored and look in a number of different ways. Light honey color is typical but amber can range from a white-ish color to almost black and even blue or red. Amber is not produced from tree sap, but rather from plant resin. Artificial amber is made from glass, modern types of plastic, as well as synthetic and natural resin.