7.5 x 6.25 x 1.5 inches
760 grams or 1 pound 10.8 ounces
This specimen has nearly 100 insect inclusions! Amber is hard, translucent, fossilized tree resin produced by extinct coniferous trees from the Tertiary period. It is typically yellow in color but can range from brown to orange or red. Amber is graded by color, clarity, rarity of inclusions (popularized by Jurassic Park), hardness, color of fluorescence, and sometimes locality. Many ambers fluoresce green or blue under ultraviolet light, giving added appeal and value! Amber is unique in that it has optical features on the surface of the stone, aka fluorescence, and also desirable details on the inside of the stone (inclusions, patterns, etc). Copal is young amber that does not have the same durability. While Amber is hard enough to use in jewelry, Copal is not. All of our Indonesian Amber was hand selected in Indonesia in 2012. All of our Mexican Amber is ethically sourced directly in Chiapas straight from the miners. All of the polishing, beads, and holes drilled in our amber have been done by local artisans in Chiapas.
Amber is highly prized in the metaphysical world for its energetic healing properties and for the soothing energy it carries. Due to electrostatic influence, Amber is considered to be one of the most effective energetic healing substances! It draws off toxins, pain, and disease while stimulating the immune system and the body’s other natural healing mechanisms. Amber is ideal for cleansing and reactivating chakras, particularly the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras. Bringing balance and stability to one’s life, Amber encourages patience and flexibility. Its warm, bright energy promotes cheerfulness, trust, and self confidence. Amber alleviates stress, depression, and anxiety in life while increasing overall vitality and energy levels!