the origin of ambar there are many mythical reports. Ovid wrote that a
son of Helios, Phaethon, gained the confidence of his father to approve
him to drive the chariot of the sun through the heavens for a day, he
deviated too close to the earth, which scorched it. In order for Zeus to
save the earth he struck Phaethon with a thunderbolt, he died. The
tears of his mother and sister dried by the sun are now said to be known
The Greeks named amber `elektron` it may be because of this
mythical story or because it becomes electrically charged when rubbed
with a cloth and can attract small particles. Homer referred briefly to
amber jewelry as a magnificent gift in the Odyssey.
The writer ,Nicias mentioned amber to be the juice or essence of the setting sun jelled in the sea and hurl up on shore.
control amber-producing areas, Romans sent armies to win over this
control. Eperor Nero knew amber. Roman historian Pliny, said an amber
figurine was almost the price of a healthy slave, no matter how small it
was. ��Bernstein�� (Burnstone) was what the ancient Germans called
Clear colorless amber was considered the most precious
material for rosary beads in the Middle Ages not considering its smooth
and silky feel. Electded orders of knights managed the trade, unlicenced
property of rare amber was illegal in most of Europe by the year 1400.
is considered to have metaphysical properties that give health , good
luck and spiritual healing. Its said that it is one of the stones in the
Breastplate of The High Priest. Amber is also related to the Archangel
Uriel, whose name means "God is Light". Uriel heals away bitterness and
unforgiven. Uriels aura glows as pale yellow. It has been used as a
symbol for marriage , to assure promises.Its said to bring good luck to
warriors, also said to be as a possible stone in the Brisiling necklace
which is worn by Freya,the Goddess of Valkyries, in the Norse mythology.
stone is used in fire ceremonies of ancient tribal healer. It is a
sacred stone to both, Native American and Eastern Indians. As a fumigant
to clear negativity, the stone has been burned,since medieval days.
absorbing negative energy into positive energy, amber allows the body
to heal itself.It releases a sunny and bright soothing energy, which
helps to calm nerves.
It is said that it has also been used in
treatment of dis-eases of the throat, also as kidney and bladder
maladies. In ancient times, it was used as a penicillin-like remedy,
being ground and ingested.
Causes of coloration
particles pass right through , when natural light hits blue amber on a
white surface, then are refracted off the white surface. The blue amber
is slightly blue colorized. But when natural light hits amber on a black
surface it is not refracted, therefore refracting off the actual Amber.
The glow of blue amber are the hydrocarbons in the Blue Amber that turn
the suns ultraviolet light into blue light particles.
This effect is
only realizable in the Dominican Republic Blue Amber category and in
some Mexican amber.Any other amber will not show this uniqueness,
because its original resin is not from Hymnenaea protera tree.
polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, produced through a theral
polymerization process started through irradiation, relax to their
ground state, absorb high-energy ultraviolet photons and re-emit them as
lower-energy visible photons, according to the absorbance curve of the
Recently , optical absorption, fluorescence
and time-resolved fluoresce measurements in Dominican ambers have been
reported. These studies demonstrate that the blue variety reveals an
intense florescence emission in the visible wavelength region, between
430 and 530 m, with spectral features which are typical of aromatic
hydrocarbons. Red and yellow amber varieties in the Dominican have much
weaker and featureless emission, although it still have a certain
fluorescence. Phosphor is similar to the Blue Amber process.
The basic difference between florescence and phosphorescence is only the amount of time that the glowing element glows.
though there are many theories about the origin of Dominican blue
amber, there is a great probability that it owes its existence to
elements such as an theracene as a result of incomplete combustion due
to forest fires among the extinct species Hymenaea protera about 25 to
40 million years ago.