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Amber is fossilized tree resin that has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times.
Ambers orange-hued transparence has evocatively preserved long-extinct animals for millions of years. It's adorned our necklaces, bracelets, and pendants for millennia.
Amber is formed from sap coming out of certain trees. The sap soon becomes a sticky gum, and fossilizes as amber.
It is proven that Baltic Amber contains 3-8% of succinic acid which is widely used in contemporary medicine. Succinic acid improves immunity, thereby strengthening the body.
It is the birthstone for the astrological sign of Cancer
Roman woman rubbed amber in their hands such as someone might use a 'worry stone' today. They believed that the continual contact with Amber would promote a youthful appearance in their looks.
Color: Green, Yellow, Red, Blue, Orange, Brown
Crystal system: Amorphous solid
Hardness (Mohs hardness scale): 2 – 2.5
Transparency: Opaque, Transparent
Refractive index: 1.539 – 1.545
Because of its healing properties, people in Lithuania still offer beaded Amber necklaces to newborn babies today. Amber amulets were worn to enhance fertility in Rome. Bands of Amber rings were used in wedding ceremonies to ensure an eternal bond and represents renewed fidelity in marriage, today.