Monday – is a constant beginning of the “new life”. This day needs to be to started with a new breakfast recipe, new clothes, new ideas and new knowledge. To mark the penultimate Monday of this winter – let’s prepare for the morning table something Italian, put on something light, that heralds the coming of spring, think about new interesting movie before going to bed and learn together something new about jewelry. Today’s topic – the history of amber.
List of the materials from which jewelry is made, constantly expands, there are more and more new trendy models in various shapes and colors. It’s not a secret that more valuable and popular among the majority of women and men are products made of natural stones. Nuggets, endowed with the power of nature, not just decorate, they make a beneficial effect on the general condition of the whole organism. Amber is one of the few beneficial natural stones. Click To Tweet
This “sun stone” is very useful and amazingly healthful, it facilitates different ailments, protects and guards its owner.
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Amber is fossilized tree resin (not sap), 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. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry.
Amber – is so beautiful gem that it is subjected to the process of counterfeiting very often. So watch out! Click To Tweet Fake amber is made of glass, modern types of plastics, as well as natural and synthetic resins.
Amber is globally distributed, mainly in rocks of Cretaceous age or younger. Historically, the Samland coast west of Königsberg in Prussiawas the world’s leading source of amber. About 90% of the world’s extractable amber is still located in that area, which became the Kaliningrad area of Russia in 1946. At all times Russia was very proud of amber deposits :
Also the biggest deposits of amber are located on the Baltic coast, so it is called the “gold of the Baltic.” The Dominican Republic also has amber deposits, where you can find a teardrop-shaped amber, which resembles a frozen tear.
More often such form of amber is used in making earrings:
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Although all Dominican amber is fluorescent, the rarest Dominican amber is a blue amber. It turns blue in natural sunlight and any other partially or wholly ultraviolet light source.
The origins of Baltic amber are associated with the Lithuanian legend about Juratė, the queen of the sea, who fell in love with Kastytis, a fisherman. According to one of the versions, her jealous father punished his daughter by destroying her amber palace and changing her into sea-foam. The pieces of the Juratė’s palace can still be found on the Baltic shore.
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Amber favorably emphasizes the color of the skin and gives it a long youth. Stone helps creative people and gives them strength and inspiration. In addition, you will hardly find better talisman and then amber – it’s believed that amber products are able to protect its owner from any negative and adverse effects, this gem helps the person to gain strength and to gather at the right time.
Really wonderful amber products as amulets and necklaces you can find it in the amber collection of Nammu!
And if you are following our blog, you will be able to take an advantage of a discount at this shop (10%.) Use this discount code: TRENDS, while shopping.Martin Luther carried in his pocket a piece of amber in order to fear of kidney stones. Click To Tweet
Amber was a part of the immortality elixir, which was offered to Pope Boniface VIII by his personal physician. Even then, healers have paid attention to the medicinal properties of this stone.
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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.
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The best are those types of amber that have the color of wax, or transparently red with a yellowish tint.
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Well, if you’re a big fan of warm colors, magical amulets and jewelry made of natural materials – amber is exactly your stone. Add to your image a little bit of sun!