(Last Updated on : 28/12/2012)
is a hard, translucent orange, yellow or brownish yellow fossil resin used for the purpose of crafting jewellery and other ornamental objects. It is heterogeneous in composition and is relatively soft and can be easily carved. Amber stones are thought to be actually stones (minerals). In sreality, however they are fossils.
Amber is not a mineral, in fact it is more of a natural plastic and there is not an exact chemical composition that makes up amber stone for that reason. There are several varieties of amber, and are normally separated by their texture, locality, grains, transparency and colour. Some of the benefits of Amber can be listed as follows:
Amber can ward off evil spirit and contains medicinal values. In the said, that Amber has a calming and soothing effect in the heart and brain, and is capable of preventing the formation of stones in the body. Amber stone feels almost warm to the touch. Minerals feel cool to the touch but amber does not conduct heat the way mineral stones do. If it gets hot enough, amber will actually burn.
Amber can be made to attract electro static electricity. Most amber stone is a warm golden yellow colour, but the colours can run between shades of yellow, orange, red, white, brown, green and a bluish almost black colour.
It is said that people who spend long periods on a computer should keep an amber stone on their desk due to its ability to detoxify the body from all types of radiation like sun, computers, x-rays and others. Amber is considered as an excellent healing stone. Not only is it stronger than some other healing stones but also has the ability to take negative energy that could be causing the illness and transmitting it into positive energy that helps heal the affected area. Natural Baltic amber jewellery is an excellent pain relief for head, neck and throat areas, especially for congestion.
Amber bracelets are highly effective for controlling the pain of rheumatism, arthritis, and aching muscles and joints. Baltic amber is also an anti- anxiety remedy that rids fatigue and weariness. Another amber application is to gently rub the body with amber. In many spas and wellness facilities, amber oil is used to message away aches and pains. Amber has also been a main ingredient in preparing special treatments for respiratory and circulatory system ailments as well as other mixtures as it will improve the potency of the medicines main medicinal ingredient. It also helps in detoxifying the body.