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Amber jewelry

Sunday, 30 November 2008

amber jewelryYou can take a piece of nature with yourself. When it is crafted with beauty it is easy to wear, it can soothe you and also it has the quality to heal your weak nerves. If you are a nature lover then nothing I need to say, you just imagine how much your eyesight will be adored by the beauty products which were born 40 million years ago. Some organic beads which can command your heart and mind and it are the only vegetative gem.

When you wear amber jewelry you feel something which nature forms through the million years. Its touch is very pleasant and warm. Its smells are very sensible. We can enjoy its fine transparency. It is a stone which is alive and is constantly changing.

Some believes goes with Amber

Ancient people believed that the amber ornaments of animals, birds and fish can confirmed the winning hunting and fishing. Amber amulet can create luck and happiness and it can defend against evil. Still today people use amber figure of Buddha and heart and crosses also where Polish people beautify some houses and the cult of the sun.

Amber itself is the beauty. It's transparent. If you wear it, the whole day you feel better because whenever your eyesight fell on it you feel the beauty. It is not gaudy or pompous. It wills simply showering your busy iritic mind with its serenity. 

The artists who work with it find pleasure from their heart of amber because it's easy to shape, and it has no chemical to disturb their artistic mind. It has various natural forms used in earrings, pendants, rings and amulets.


Amber has the inclusions which are found in flora and fauna. Amber resin conserved plant structure varieties of insects, spiders, and other little organisms. Mainly organic structure is not remains today only there is a cavity. You can also find fragment of wood. Leaves, flowers and fruits are also embedded in splendid perfection.

Various colors

You can find cognac, cherry, green, light butter scotch, and white translucent, opaque and blue or purple amber.

Cabbage-leaf amber - Like the veins on a cabbage leaf; it has the yellow or white streaks on the darker yellow back ground.

Patchy amber - On the patches of color, it has many shades of yellow and white.

Marble and mosaic amber - Like marble or mosaics, it has different colored designed.

Mixed amber - Looking into it you can find several varieties forms into one piece.

Grainy and striped amber- Like the    grain of wood, it has the stripes and rings.

Chalky amber - Looks like chalky white color. Bone amber-It is mainly white with little yellow, looks like the ivory; blue amber- It has the different shades of blue. Real green ambers aren't look like green color. It is very soft, like the yellow-green. You can identify it by its dark inclusions.

Natural green amber is a mix of clear amber and a pale greenish-yellow tone. Normally it has many, enclosure of plant and earth hubris. These inclusions are large and it looks beautiful. It is also called earth amber.

Amber can heal you

All types of electrical devices we need today. These devices make bad effects on us. Research proves that we can save ours by wearing the amber jewelry. Amber   jewelry like bracelets, pendant, necklaces, rings and some raw pieces can control the bad effects. Amber also changes ionization and persuaded us positively our mind. It can form newly our electrostatic field. Micronization of Amber also can recover the stressed-weakened organism of the people. Amber also can make strong our immune system. It can also reduce stomach annoyance, kidney problems and also joint problems.

Make some test to get real amber

If the stone is heated it spread nice smell. But the imitations smelt like the mixture of plastic and amber. That means a natural resin is mixed with plastics.

Never perplexed with the copal .these two stones are made of like materials nearly same origin. But copal is just a few hundred years ago, amber are million years old.

Amberoid which is just the pressed amber made by hitting and fusing the small bit of the gem, you test it with the microscope that it's a real amber gem.

If you rub it strongly with a piece of wool it generates a stagnant charge. When it is warmed it will spread some specific smell. But you cannot identify the difference between copal and amber by this test.

To make a difference between amber and copal-on a subtle spot of the stone, put a drop of acetone, keep it for three seconds. Then wipe it off. Acetone will damage the copal surface. But the small exposure will keep little or no change in amber.

Where it comes to you

We get majority of amber from Kaliningrad (Konigsberg) an enclave of the Russian Federation, and some amounts from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Germany. Nowadays many cottage industries are founded in Poland. Amber is getting its glory again.

Kaniz Roksana

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