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1. What is the amber stone?
Amber stone is actually fossilized tree resin (mainly information) after millions of years in the wild.
The resin of the ancient pine tree is very fragrant, so it attracts a lot of insects to make them get caught in the resin and can’t get out. Therefore, amber often contains fragments, leaves, and carcasses of ancient insects. However, this is rare and has a very high value in the market. Currently, to meet the needs of users. People have produced amber in large quantities from living pine trees. So the price of amber is very affordable but still has the same health effects as amber ancient.
Origin of the name Amber
The name Amber was coined. Because, in ancient Chinese legend, which is the spirit of the tiger. Since ancient times, amber has been a precious treasure, because amber is the resin of pine trees. Which pine trees in China represent longevity.
Since prehistoric times, amber used in religious ceremonies. People bury amber with the dead with the belief that amber is like a protective stone, can protect the soul of the dead in the afterlife. In the 5th century, the Romans explored the Baltic just in search of amber.
Natural features of amber
- Chemical Structure: C40H64O4
- Crystal structure: Amorphous
- Color: yellow -> red-orange
- Mohs scale hardness: 2 – 2.5
- Specific gravity: 1.05 – 1.10
- Refractive index: 1.539 – 1.545
- Birefringence: No
- World distribution: Baltic region, Poland, Russia, Australia, China, Austria, Germany, Italy, USA.
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2. Amber stone health benefits
Amber has a long prize for its ability to absorb negative vibrations from the cells of the body. That use in traditional Chinese medicine to “clean up” the meridians, allowing blood to circulate throughout the body. Which is extremely beneficial for the spleen, liver, kidneys, and gallbladder.
In Russia, during the tsarist era, Russian amber was made into a necklace, worn by children to avoid illness and disease, and by women wearing it. They could be pregnant and have a favorable birth.
In ancient Egypt, people used Amber in the pharaoh’s mummy to prevent bacteria from attacking
Modern scientific studies have proven that: in Amber, there is succinic acid, also known as amber acid. Amber acid is rich in antioxidants, which can eliminate free radicals that are destroying biological cells. Furthermore, amber acid also acts as a stimulant, supporting nervous system recovery and boosting the immune system to fight infections.
That’s why for teething babies, wearing an amber bracelet will help relieve pain and make your baby less fussy.
Stone can be placed directly on wounds as a purifying stone and stimulates the body’s own healing mechanisms.
Amber and the 2nd Chakra
Amber is said to be associated with the 2nd chakra – Swadhisthana (lower abdomen). Therefore, Amber is a useful stone in treating sexual problems. It aids in the treatment of impotence and sexual frigidity. So Amber helps clients reduce fears related to sex by rebalancing the 2nd chakra and unblocking the energy flow in the chakra system.
3. What is a suitable sign for amber stone?
Amber stone is very beneficial for health. Therefore, ANYONE using an amber bracelet benefits from it.
However, in terms of feng shui, red-orange amber is suitable for Fire and Earth to sign people. Yellow-brown amber is suitable for people with the Earth sign. Amber brings balance and emotional stability to the client.
Types of amber
- Ancient natural amber, untreated: has a reddish-brown color, is not eye-catching and has small cracks due to the drying process of the resin. This is very rare on the market
- Copal: is natural amber but with a shorter lifespan than ancient amber, it is lighter in color than ancient amber and is also more common.
- Modern (artificial) amber: is a type of amber made from living turpentine, the most popular, affordable price, colors, designs of all kinds.
- Ancient natural amber treated: bright, eye-catching, high commercial value. High-end jewelry is usually made from this type of amber
4. Guide to distinguish authentic amber stone
In addition to real amber, people fake a lot of plastic amber on the market today. Below, An An summarizes and presents a few ways to distinguish types of amber:
- Brittleness: Ancient amber was quite tough, bent, and then broken. Modern amber is very brittle and breaks immediately. Plastic fake goods are very tough, bend, and do not break
- Heat test: When burned, ancient amber will give off a pleasant, slightly characteristic smell. Young amber (Copal) has a sweet smell. Modern amber is fragrant. As for plastic goods, of course, there will be an extremely unpleasant smell
- Buoyancy test: Ancient amber has a density of 1.1 and will float when placed on a saturated mosquito solution. Plastic goods will gradually sink
- Spectrum: When exposed to ultraviolet light, real amber often emits a yellowish-green fluorescence, while plastic products do not have such color.
5. Amber care and maintenance
Due to the nature of Amber being turpentine, it cannot withstand high temperatures. When using, you should pay attention to avoid exposing Amber to high heat sources such as campfires, boilers, etc.
Amber is quite soft, so it is easy to scratch and loses the beauty of jewelry. When doing heavy work or when not in use, you should store Amber to preserve its beauty.
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