What is amber?
A Knowledge Archive
Real amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but instead is fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that grew as far back as almost fifty million years ago, primarily in Scandinavia and elsewhere around the Baltic Sea. It is generally accepted that the amber from the Baltic region is the world’s finest. The amber that was collected in the Stone Age originates from extensive forest areas that covered large parts of northern Europe 35-55 million years ago. Amber is hardened resin secreted by some types of trees.
Baltic amber stone with insect inclusion (spider)
Amber is used to symbolise power, command and authority. It indicates that rewards come through the productive intellect and the harvest of creative faculties. Wearing amber, either as a stone or as a string of beads, brings victory despite competition and opposition.
Jurassic Park movie made Baltic amber famous. The book and the movie used the idea that amber containing an ancient mosquito might be the key to recreating dinosaurs. The basic goal was to remove blood from the gut of a mosquito that had fed on a dinosaur just before being trapped in tree resin which later became amber.
Tumbled Baltic amber stones with insect inclusions
Natural Baltic amber is considered the very finest and most therapeutic amber in the world. Amber is renowned for its pain easing, rejuvenating and vitality boosting effects as well as its ability to help protect against illness.
Amber is a stone of ancient forests and prehistoric times. Baltic Amber is the ideal gemstone to work with. It is a natural gemstone of reinvention and renewal. Since back in the Stone Age, for its healing and magical abilities.
Pieces of amber has been mounted into armor, amulets, jewelry, bed posts, garments and stone altars for its mystical properties. Ancient people thought amber to be solidified droplets of Sunlight, petrified honey, the tears of gods, and liquefied gold. Because amber is an organic material, coming from trees, it is not technically a gemstone but its solidified form and palpable energy and healing leads it to be included with gemstones. It is an incredible substance that will add a new level of wonder to your life.
Orange to butterscotch collection Baltic amber gemstone
Baltic Amber is a hard, translucent fossil resin, which is perfect for making jewelry and other ornamental objects. Most of the natural amber which is used in the commercial production of jewellery comes from the Baltic region, Russia (Kaliningrad) and the Ukraine. Those countries the most productive and widely known occurrence in Europe. Natural Baltic amber as you know it has a radiant honey color, yellow, deep brown, red, lemon, cream, cherry and even a wonderful white (royal amber). Genuine Amber from the Baltic countries was and is beautiful and extraordinary, full of folklore and history.