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Amber (Indonesia)

Joyful Light

Be your Highest Self in your every day life.

Sharpen your mind and soften your heart.

Feel happy and open to delightful spontaneity.

Cleanse your body, mind, and energy fields.

Let Amber illuminate your bright spirit!

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Healing Properties of Amber

Spiritual: Amber is sunshine we can hold in our hands and is used to connect us to all that is Light and Good. It links us to our Highest Self and helps us to see how we can become positive agents of change in our own lives and in the lives of others. It encourages us to be spontaneous and confident, while also being gentle and respectful. Amber is a fantastic manifestation tool, inspiring us to seize hold of our dreams and ambitions and do the work to turn them into reality. Amber brings us good fortune, and both aligns and cleanses our entire energy field. Amber is attuned to the Solar Plexus Chakra and linked to the astrological signs of Leo and Aquarius. It is connected to the Element of Earth and vibrates to the number 3.

Emotional: Amber has an exceptionally happy and joyful vibration. Its energy frees us from any negative emotional chains that tie us down, and helps to combat depression, anxiety, and other difficult emotions. Amber reminds us that life is good and that we are a vital part of it! Amber can help us to strengthen and improve all types of relationships, particularly between friends and lovers. It reminds us why we first liked and loved other people, and what it was about ourselves that first attracted them to us. Amber encourages us to bring the best of ourselves to our relationships and to love unconditionally and expansively. It is a peaceful stone, that encourages us to be generous and trusting.

Mental: Amber strengthens our sense of purpose and direction. It encourages us to think big and to work towards real solutions. It stimulates the intellect as well as our creativity. Amber reminds us that when we consciously and wholeheartedly direct our energy and focus on to something, we can do great things. Amber pushes us to move beyond “pragmatic” and “practical” and instead move into “inspirational.” It encourages us to see the world clearly and respond to it for the Highest Good of all.

Physical: Amber is said to help increase general physical vitality and energy levels. It helps the body to heal itself, by inviting in positive energy and good habits, and releasing negative energy and poor habits. Amber reminds us that more often than not, we know what we should be doing, so we just need to do it.  Amber is used by metaphysical healers to help stimulate the digestive system and to treat disorders associated with the stomach, spleen liver, kidney, and gallbladder. Amber is also commonly used on teething infants to help alleviate their pain.

Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.

Mineralogy of Amber

 
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Colombian Amber with well-preserved insects, 14 million years old, Boyacá Department, Colombia

Mineral Family: Organic Gem

Chemical Composition: Hydrocarbon (C, H, O)
Cleavage: None
Color: typically yellow, but can also be orange, red, or green
Crystal System: None
Form/Habit: Amorphous
Gravity: 1.1
Hardness: 2-2.5
Fracture: Conchoidal
Luminescense: Blueish-white (long wave) / Yellowish-white (short wave)
Luster: Resinous
Streak: White
Transparency: Transparent to Opaque

Location: Amber is fossilized tree resin that is millions of years old. It is found worldwide, with some of the larger deposits located in Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Estonia, Indonesia, Germany, Latvia, Madagascar, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden Tanzania, and the United States (notably: Alaska and California).

Mineral Family:  Amber is among the few “organic gems” created by biological processes, rather than geological ones. Other Organic Gems include Jet, Coral, Shell, Shungite and Pearl.

Formation: Amber is the fossilized resin of coniferous (evergreen) trees.  It is created when coniferous trees seep sticky resin which then, over a long period of time, hardens and fossilizes into a gemstone. Anything caught in the resin, including insects, small reptiles, amphibians, as well as plant material, will be preserved inside. Over 1000 ancient species have been found preserved in Amber!

Mining: Amber may be mined in numerous ways depending on the location. It may be naturally cast up by waves and collected on beaches, mined by dredging or diving, or dug in open pits and underground tunnels. Amber is often found in association with coal (which is also the fossilized remains of trees) as well as other plant material.

Enhancements: There is also a great deal of imitation Amber on the market. Some of the ways you can tell if Amber is authentic are as follows:

  1. Real Amber is a poor heat conductor and so is warmer to the touch than glass and most plastics.
  2. Real Amber floats in salt water, while glass and plastic will sink to the bottom.
  3. When rubbed with wool, real Amber will create a static charge that attracts tissue paper; glass and plastic will not create this charge.
  4. When heated, real Amber smells like pine.
  5. When scraped, real Amber becomes a powder, while glass and plastic both flake.

Synonyms: Fossilized Tree Resin, Resinite, Ambrite, Copalite, Copal

Map courtesy of TravelBlog
Photos: Rough Amber

History of Amber

resins_05Amber has one of the oldest and most detailed historical traditions of any healing stone. It is included in virtually every known lapidary, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. At various times, it has been worth more than gold and been fiercely coveted by kings and tsars, popes and empresses. It ranges in color from ivory to ebony, with all the colors in between. The most common shades are, of course, the sunset colors of yellow, orange, and red. However, it may also appear naturally in vivid green and even blue, as well as white and black!

Amber is fossilized tree resin. Resin is the organic material oozed by evergreen trees as a self-healing mechanism. The sap treats injuries to the tree (such as broken limbs) and keeps invading insects and diseases at bay. There are numerous species of trees whose sap has become Amber, some of these tree species are extinct today, while some are still living.  Indonesian “Blue” Amber is between 10-23 million years old

Photos: Resin

Ethically Sourced Amber

 

The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.

The Exporter sells to a Lapidary.

The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.

Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.

 

 

 

 

 

The Supply Chain

The Supply Chain is clean and relatively short.

The Mine and the Lapidary are located in different countries, with one middleman involved. 

 

 

The Mine

This Amber comes from a coal mine in Indonesia, most likely in West Java.

Learn More: Ethical Mining

 

The Lapidary

This Amber was polished in West Java, Indonesia for an American company.    

The Lapidary is a family-business run by two brothers who visit mines around the world.

In some locations, they polish the rough stones in the same country as the mine.

In other cases, they export the rough stones and have them polished in China.  

In both cases, factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.

The Lapidary sells primarily at large gem shows.

Learn More: Ethical Lapidary

 

Sourcing Relationship

I first encountered the US wholesaler at the 2015 Franklin, North Carolina Gem and Mineral Show.  They carry a wide-variety of tumbled stones, both common and rare.  The family is originally from Pakistan and was the first company to import K2, sky-blue Azurite from the famous mountain. When I first saw K2 I knew it was real, but didn’t know what it was and so approached one of the owners.  He and I had an instant rapport.

Years later, we greet with a hug and he expects me to have questions about all his new stock.  He tells me, with justifiable pride, about all the improvements he’s made to his business since we last spoke.  In 2019, this source began to label all their stones with country-of-origin.  When I asked him why, he told me that he listens to his customers and I keep asking him where all the stones come from.

Safe Handling of Amber

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What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Amber

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal.  If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Origin: Indonesia

Polishing Method: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Details:

  • Color: Mostly dark brown, may also have bright yellow or orange areas.  This Amber appears bright blue under a UV “black” light
  • Polish: Shiny and smooth
  • Quality: AA
  • Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes.
  • Size: Average size is 1 inch / 25 mm
  • Transparency: Mostly translucent
  • Weight: Average weight is .2 ounce / 8.5 grams / 42 carats.  Amber is an extremely lightweight stone.

Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days.  International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Reviews

  1. Beth S. (Kentucky)

    The Indonesian Amber and Botswana Agate exceed expectations. The Amber’s rich darkness is wonderful, and the swirls and colors that show when it’s held up to the light are absolutely magnificent. Its size, shape and smooth polish make it a delight to hold. Its mysterious yet warm energy says that the more I work with it the deeper its wisdom will go.

  2. Michelle V. (Georgia)

    Wow, spectacular, love this piece!

  3. Nancy B.

    My amber is just beautiful. It really is full of happiness and joyful light! I have been looking for quite a while for an amber, but never found one I felt drawn to until I got this one. Thank you, Julie!

  4. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    Awesome crystal with beautiful flashes of color! It is extraordinarily beautiful under black light – like an opal! I adore this crystal! Thank you!

  5. Jennifer S. (Colorado)

    I was drawn to the amber pretty strongly from the moment you listed it. I just had to get one! I’m not in the least bit disappointed either. It’s gorgeous under natural light, but it looks like an opal under black light. It’s just too cool!

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