Natural butterscotch Baltic Amber set in 925-Sterling Silver
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 is made into a variety of decorative objects, is used in jewelry and as a healing agent in folk medicine.
Amber is produced from a marrow discharged by trees belonging to the pine genus, like gum from the cherry, and resin from the ordinary pine. It is a liquid at first, which issues forth in considerable quantities, and is gradually hardened.
Yellow amber is a hard fossil resin from evergreen trees, and despite the name it can be translucent, yellow, orange, or brown colored. Found along the southern shore of the Baltic Sea, yellow amber reached the Middle East and western Europe via trade. Its coastal acquisition may have been one reason yellow amber came to be designated by the same term as ambergris. Moreover, like ambergris, the resin could be burned as an incense. The resin’s most popular use was, however, for ornamentation‚Äîeasily cut and polished, it could be transformed into beautiful jewelry. Opaque amber contains numerous minute bubbles. This kind of amber is known as "bony amber" .
AMBER has been used as jewelry since the Stone Age, from 13,000 years ago. Amber ornaments have been found in Mycenaeantombs and elsewhere across Europe.
Amber has long been used in folk medicine for its purported healing properties. Amber and extracts were used from the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece for a wide variety of treatments through the Middle Ages and up until present times.
The most obvious quality of AMBER is its old, old, (very old!) energy. With it comes the accumulated wisdom of the earth and its natural kingdom.
The most popular AMBER stones come in warm colors – a variety of yellow, orangeand sunny brown tones, this is why the amber was considered to be the stone of the sun.
Warm, healing, wise, protective, cheerful – these are just some of the properties attributed to the old and beautiful amber stone.
If you feel attracted to the warm and wise energy of AMBER , explore the variety of amber jewelry and see if it makes a difference to your personal energy. As always, it is best to buy the highest quality you can afford and be sure to choose the natural, untreated amber versus synthetic amber.
Measurements: 40 mm x 28 mm
Weight: 14 g