Amber (Colombia)

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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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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.  Colombian Amber is between 3-16 millions years old

Photos: Resin

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.

Earth to Pocket

Earth to Pocket is the Moonrise Crystal business mission. It’s the promise that any stones purchased here will be consciously sourced and the journey of the stone, from the Earth and into your Pocket, will be as transparent as possible.

These Ambers were mined in Colombia and polished in South Africa.

It would be my pleasure to hand-select a beautiful Amber for you.

Your Stone

This price is for one stone. You can buy a single Amber or several, depending on your individual needs. Each Amber measures at least 1 inch at its longest length and have a unique organic shape with, with mostly soft edges. Tumbled stones are natural products and variations are part of their beauty. 

The stone I choose for you will be beautiful and vibrant, translucent bright yellow-orange, and very lightweight. If you buy multiple stones, I will choose stones that look and feel particularly good together. Stones will be cleansed and smudged with sage before being shipped to you.

With their beautiful color and clean energies, these Ambers are perfect for crystal healing. Add them to a medicine bag, place them on an altar, use them in a crystal elixir, fashion them into jewelry, or simply carry them in your pocket.

Safe Handling of Amber

Caution!

Amber is a fragile stone that may break or chip if carried in a pocket or medicine bag. They are best kept as collectors pieces or on an altar, handling with care.

Do NOT place Amber in hot water, as it may cause the stone to soften and more easily break.

Unique Trait ♥

Amber is exceptionally light-weight. In fact, it is one of the few crystals that will float if placed in water!

Good to Know:

Amber can be physically cleansed with water or a dusting cloth.

Amber can be energetically cleansed using any method. They will appreciate being soaked in fresh water, set outside to absorb the moonlight, and/or being smudged with smoke or incense. Use your own intuition to determine the best method.

Polished Amber can be safely used to make direct-infusion “Amber Water” for drinking or bathing. Before making any direct-infusion elixir ALWAYS check the mineralogical properties of the stone to ensure it is not toxic. Only use polished, fully tumbled stones or natural Quartz points in direct-infusion elixirs, never rough stones. When in doubt, make an indirect-infusion elixir instead.

Reviews

  1. Pamela E. (Illinois)

    Great doing business with A++++ Beautiful item. Will shop with again!!!

  2. Ann R. (Indiana)

    A beautiful piece!

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