What is Amber?
Amber is fossilized tree resin. High temperature and pressure hardens the resin into copal, which ultimately turns to amber because of the continued heat and pressure.
Though not mineralized, it is classified as a gemstone and good quality amber is often used in jewellery.
Where does Amber as Jewellery Originate from?
It has a hardness between 2.0 and 2.5 on the Mohs scale and a melting point of 250–300°C. Because its initial state was fluid, and it originates on the bark of trees, it tends to sometimes trap animal or plant material. A famous reference to this, is the 1993 blockbuster, “Jurassic Park”, in which park owner and industrialist John Hammond, carries around a cane, with an amber head, entrapping a mosquito said to be from a dinosaur specific period.
The largest known deposit of Amber is acquired from the Baltic region, labelling the deposits from this area as “Baltic Amber”. It is millions of years old.
Buying amber online is easy enough if you have the funds for it. If you are looking to buy High quality Amber Jewellery online for sale, make sure to ask for a certificate of authenticity just to make sure you get what you pay for.
What is amber used for?
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- Amber makes for the most wonderful jewellery creations, with its bright gold caramel glow, it is quite truly eye candy.
- Because of the softness of the gemstone it can even be carved into figures and attached to precious metal connectors or wire wrapped.
- It rates between 2 and 2.5 on the Mohs scale, rendering it one of the softest gems among others. That means it can be carved and shaped into any intricate designs to suit any setting. Carved gemstones are a rare find these days but can give any piece of jewellery a royal aesthetic because carved gemstones were popular during the antique period and widely seen across many cultures.
- Amber is also used spiritually. While it is not considered a crystal, it is believed to harness healing properties and provide energy to the wearer.
- Because of this, they are connected, set and worn as amulets, charm bracelets and signet rings with the family crest carved on the top.
- Amber jewellery is a widely seen wire wrapped with both gold and silver precious metal wrapping. Wire Wrapping Amber is far more favourable than the usual collet, bezel and prongs setting, because of its deeper connection to nature, you can create intricate tree and plant twists to keep the stone in place.
- Did you know that amber can be burnt? The fumes give out a pine-scented aroma. If heated correctly you can even extract oil.
- It has static properties and is even used to remove lint from clothes.
Types of Amber
Amber, like every other gemstone and diamond, is classified, based on its colour, size, impurities and other factors. They are further categorized into different types, and here are some pointers that you should know…
- Baltic amber is the most common. This type of amber is seen everywhere and is the yellowish orange hued rock. Because it is very old, it is very valuable and is found on the Baltic Sea Shore.
- The misconception over this gem is that it’s found in only a range of yellow, but Dominican Amber comes in shades of blue and green.
- Green Amber emerges when natural elements like plants etc is a part of the formation of the amber fossil. This process is rare, rendering this colour amber highly valuable.
- Cherry Amber is rare and expensive and comes in its own shade range of red.
- Black amber is like black diamond, the gem owes its dark colouring to multiple inclusions within the gem, but in this case the inclusions form due to sand or soil.
- Enhanced amber is when the common yellow amber is treated to make it green or another rare colour. The jeweler used various techniques to bring it down to that colour. Making it more affordable than the real deal.
Amber as a healing stone?
Amber is neither considered crystal nor mineral, but because of its historic significance and its unique origin in nature, it has gained many fans. It has many references to nature such as Hardened Honey, sunsets and sunrise, fire and more. Many believe that Amber has metaphysical healing properties and provides abundant energy to the one in possession.
There are many sites online that cater to clients looking to buy Amber and Amber healing gemstones.
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