Amber is a truly beautiful gemstone that is widely used by the jewellers worldwide. It comes in a variety of colours, shapes, and types.
Amber is believed to be a mystical stone and is often poetically referred to as “The Tear of The Sea” or“A Gift from The Sun”.There are many theories surrounding the origin of amber, but it is scientifically proved that amber is actually a fossil resin, that originated from the various trees in the Jurassic Period, that’s why amber is often scientifically referred to as“The Jurassic Gem”.
The actual use of
amber is probably as old as humanity itself.The
biggest amber mining facility in the world is located in Kaliningrad
amber wad highly regarded not only for it’s
natural beauty, for also for its healing qualities. Many philosophers
wrote about amber as a remedy from a number illnesses.In
ancient times, amber was thought to be a magical stone and was regarded
higher than gold and held a first place among all other
gemstones. It was used to create different amulets and talismans,
believed to be protecting the wearer from evil spirits and diseases.
As the time went on, amber was examined by contemporary scientists, and the succinic acid (HOOCCH2CH2COOH) was found. Succinic acid was proved to be completely harmless, on the contrary in was found to have exceptional healing qualities. It is now widely used in medicine for number of purposes including: stimulation of the nervous system, improving the work of kidneys and stomach etc.
Amber is one of the few gifts that nature has given us. With no artificial ingredients, it has exceptional positive effects on the human health.