Amber is fossilised tree resin, appreciated for its colour and natural beauty since ancient Neolithic times.
It is used for decorative pieces, jewellery, as an ingredient in perfumes and as a healing agent.
The molecular polymerisation occurs during high pressure and heat by overlying sediment transforms the resin into copal, continually heat rids terpenes and results in the formation of amber. Amber can sometimes retain its formation of drops or stalactites, lumps and irregular forms if found in hollow cavities or cracks in trees.
Amber is heterogeneous in composition but consists of resinous bodies. The decomposition occurs when heated above 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
It is usually a yellow-orange-brown colour but can range from a whitish, pale-lemon yellow, brown and even black.
Helps the stomach, spleen gallbladder, liver, joints, skin, mucous membranes, glands and intestine; aids teething in children, helps with allergies, rheumatism and diabetes.
Helps adopt a carefree spirit, increases cheerfulness and trust, strengthens belief in oneself. It removes self-imposed obstacles and imparts a positive attitude that is fuelled by self-confidence. Draws out negative energy from the body and purifies the heart and spirit.
- Love, protection, luck, energises and calms, dissolves opposition ~ general healer