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Amber Accents

Amber, the gem of a stone that's not really a gemstone at all, is actually fossilized pine sap. People have collected, traded, and carved Amber for more than 10,000 years.Yet despite our fascination about this stone -- the history of Amber -- still remains a mystery.
The fossils to the left contain a small lizard  and spider encased thousands of years ago.  This is rare and expensive in today’s market. (encased in Honey Amber)
It is known that Amber dates back 40,000 and became this beautiful stone through a process called partial polymerization, this product hardened and in time  the tree sap/resin turned into copal,  once this was formed the volatile oils evaporated
(called turpenes) and Amber was born.
Along the way of course this resin picked up many things and that is good for research, but even better for interest.  Here are just a few of the items and insects that have been found in Amber.

 Amber Inclusions:

Amber Inside Amber, Ants, Amber Jewelry, Ant Larvae, Ant Pupa, Assassin Bugs, Bees, Beetles, Bristletails, Bugs, Caterpillars, Centipedes, Crickets, Earwigs, Eggs, Feathers, Fighting-Interacting-Carrying, Flies, Flowers & Buds, Gnats, Grasshoppers, Inchworms, Isopods, Jumping Plant Lice, Large Insects, Larvae, Leafhoppers, Leaves, Mammal Hair, Mating Insects, Microcosm (A Little World), Midges, Millipedes, Mites, Mites on Host, Mosquitos, Moths, Other Insects, Other Inclusions (Non-Insect), Other Botanical, Plant Hoppers, Praying Mantis, Pseudoscorpions, Psocids, Pupa and Larvae, Queen Ants, Rare/Unusual/Odd Inclusions, Roaches, Roots of Botanical, Scorpions, Seeds, Snails, Spiders, Spider Webs, Stalactites, Swarms, Termites, Thrips, Ticks, Twigs, Twisted Winged Parasites, Unusual Botanical, Webspinners (Zorapteran), Wasps, Water Bubbles (Enhydros), Weevils

 

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The color of Amber is a combination of yellow-orange-brown that is associated with the color “amber”.   Amber can range from  whitish in color to a pale lemon yellow, to brown and almost black.  There is also red, green, and blue amber.  Blue Amber is the rarest and most expensive and is from the Dominican Republic.  (Blue Amber to the left)

Green Amber is a completely natural variation of Baltic Amber. The green color is a result of plant interaction with the resin. While green is a more valuable color of Amber than brown, the best quality of Amber remains clear, transparent, and flawless.

Slightly softer than Baltic Amber, Dominican Amber is prized for its coloration, including yellow and deep red, as well as the distinctive (and rare) blue and smoky green hues that come exclusively from that area.

Other countries that mine amber include the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Burma (now Myanmar), but the amount produced by all these countries is very small and all the mining is carried out by hand.

Transparent, Red Amber has long been considered special. In the eighteenth century it was much prized by the Chinese for working, and was intricately carved into small figures or scent bottles.

The material was, and still is, extremely rare and expensive. It usually occurs in small pieces, and is only found in Asia

 

.It was discovered that if an Amber stone was rugged vigorously, it became electrically charged. Believed to carry a negative electrical energy charge, Amber was used to draw power and energy into its bearer. This is one of the many reasons why Amber was prized as jewelry, teething necklaces, healing crystals and used for medical purposes.

It was also believed to have special healing powers.
In today’s world Amber is still used for healing.

HOW CAN BALTIC AMBER HELP YOU

Allows body to heal itself
Radiates soothing energy and absorbs negative energy, thus needs cleansing often
Calms nerves, stimulates intellect
Aligns ethereal and physical energies, cleanses the environment
Success in treating disorders of the kidney and bladder
Aides with choice; to choose and be chosen
Allows body to heal itself
Immune boosting properties
Reduction in teething pain
Anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties

The use of Amber Teething Necklaces is an ages-old tradition in many parts of the world and is fast becoming the most popular, “natural” remedy for teething infants and toddlers. Baltic amber performs its wondrous healing without being rubbed on the gums or swallowed or any such intrusive method. It simply has to be worn and in contact with the skin for it to provide the full benefit of pain relief. Absolutely adorable on both boys and girls

Whether you're looking for the beauty of Amber to adorn your body or to heal it, try Baltic Amber. It can change your life in a most fulfilling way

 

Amber is widely used today for jewelry in many regions of the world. Amber was one of the first and obviously the oldest adornment materials used. It was quite popular with the Assyrians, Egyptians, Etruscans, Phoenicians and Greeks in the past.

Amber, unlike gemstones, is warm to the touch. It is also a very soft stone, it’s hardness varying between 2 and 2 and a half.  There are many imitations out on the market today be aware.  It is said that when you rub amber it omit a acidly smell.

There are many variations and designs to choose from when looking for jewelry made with Amber.
Please visit our Amber Accents page for choices, click here

All designs are made in silver, using Natural Baltic Amber and is accompanied with a certified certificate from the International Amber Association.  Enjoy!

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