The History of Amber...
Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber has been made into a variety of decorative objects and jewelry since Ancient Times. It has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine, still used to this very day. The Great Niceas of Athena in 470 BC stated, " Amber is a liquid produced by the rays of the sun; and that these rays, at the moment of the sun's setting, striking with the greatest force upon the surface of the soil, leave upon it an unctuous sweat, which is carried off by the tides of the Ocean, and thrown up upon the shores of Germany".
Amber occurs in a range of different colors. As well as the usual yellow-orange-brown that is associated with the color "amber", amber itself can range from a whitish color through a pale lemon yellow, to brown and almost black. Other uncommon colors include red amber (sometimes known as "cherry amber", green amber, and even blue amber, which is rare and highly sought after.
Amber's healing properties are said to promote strength, luck, healing, and protection, calming for hyperactivity and stressed nerves. Legend says that Amber was believed to provide magicians and sorcerers with special enhanced powers.
Helps remove energy blockages, strengthens physical body. Excellent for enhancing altered states of consciousness.
Amber comes from several locations across the World. The age of the material varies by location.
Burmese Amber from Myanmar , Burma (Burmite) 95 to 100 million years old
Baltic Amber from Russia, Poland and Lithuania, 40 to 45 million years old.
Dominican Amber from the Dominican Republic, 20 to 25 million years old.
Discerning REAL from artificial Amber....
Unfortunately in a World where everything is imitated or faked...amber is no different. A very well-known online auction site is very famous for it's many overseas Dealers offering such fakes. However...there are a few tests that can separate the real from the imitated. ALL real amber will fluoresce (glow) under a black light, regardless of long wave or short wave spectrums. Here's a color guide we've created to assure what you have...is real. The key here is....no actual age of the proposed Ancient resin equals no mineralization, hence NO FLUORESCENCE. Mineralization takes MILLIONS of years. Therefore plastic, glass, and recent tree resins (materials typically used to imitate true amber) will not fluoresce.
1) Burmese Amber (Burmite) glows a light sky-blue to darker blue.
2) Baltic Amber glows a bright green with yellowish hints.
3) Dominican Amber glows green with blueish tints
All of my material is tested and guaranteed 100% authentic natural Amber.