Amber Gemstone Beads - History, Properties, Folklore and Healing Properties

May 21


Fiona Hogeveen

Fiona Hogeveen

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This article illustrates history, properties, folklore and healing properties of Amber gemstone beads. Amber gemstone is believed to provide rejuvenating energy to the wearer.


The Neolithic stone,Amber Gemstone Beads - History, Properties, Folklore and Healing Properties Articles Amber, which is basically found in the form of a fossil particularly a tree resin and has been classified under five specific categories on the basis of the chemical components found in quality and quantity.  It has been named on the basis of source and constituents, for example amber fossils found in New Zealand coal mines are referred to as ‘Ambrite’ otherwise it is usually called ‘Resinite’. 
Geological History: Considerably around 1400 circa, amber was extracted from fossilized tree resins. Amber is naturally denser than stone and was first used by the Europeans for jewelry and perfume fabrication. The most rampant physics subject related to ‘Static Electricity’ associates with Amber, the stone, was the first substance used for experiments where it was the initiator for attractive forces. 
The stone has many chronological events attached with its existence especially the heavy trade commenced from the Baltic Sea across the Amber Road, and has been found as a produce which was traded 2000 years ago.
At present the unearthing of the stone has been found to be significant on a global scale. Being a fossilized version of tree resin, Prussia leads in the mining of the stone. Maximum deposits occur in the Baltic Sea, along the region of Kaliningrad Oblast located in Russia.  
Physical and Chemical Properties: The gemstone is normally found under blue earth accretions which are extracted using belt pelting from which the crust normally is removed either by erosion or by using sand and water mixture. It is a non uniform dreg which is composed of resinous associates that can dissolve in alcohol or ether.  It constitutes some major carboxylic acids which are communic, cummunol and bioformene acid.  Hence is made up of alkenes which after undergoing heavy pressure and high temperature converts the resin into copal and then readily once the terpenes wash off, Amber fossils are formed.
Often impurities are found within the substance hence making the material usable only for varnishes, thus the amber which isn’t pure is known as ‘firrness’.  Blue Amber is when pyrites mixed with resin are formed. Bony Amber is another sort which contains bubbles within its concentration which gives it an opaque translucence.
The most common color for Amber gemstone beads is deep yellow to dark red, green and most infrequent blue amber which is also known as Dominique Amber. Baltic Amber is another category which is common amongst the finds. Amber can also be artificially produced hence to know the difference between natural and manmade; make a saturated solution of salt and water. Once you find the amber floating, it isn’t natural otherwise it is amber in case it floats though sometimes ‘copals’ are found to be dense.
Folklore and Legends: Love, passion and strength are the basic symbols related to the Amber gemstone beads, apart from soothing hyperactive individuals the stone is also used to calm stressed nerves. Legends technically pronounce the stone to be a magical stone though it’s healing and medicinal properties i.e. rejuvenating energy within an individual and increasing physical potency have made it quite popular amongst the masses.

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