Many stones help us connect with light but Amber brings us to warmth. The energies of Amber are very solar and they have the quality of creating a comfortable sense of warmth, health and well-being in the wearer. Amber is recommended to be worn or carried by anyone who is recovering from illness or injury. Because its warms and nurturing energies put us in touch with our own essential strength and security. It is excellent for convalescence, because it warms the inner being and activates the life force, as well as one’s emotional desire for wellness. It helps one to see the path of recovery and have the courage and confidence to follow it.
Amber can also spur one’s innate capacity to manifest prosperity. To amplify this potential, I recommend using it with prosperity stones such as Tsavorite, Yellow Sapphire and Moldavite. Pairing Amber with Moldavite is also helpful for bringing positive and successful inner transformation. In addition, Amber works especially well when combined with Jet, facilitating purification, health and protection from negativity.
Source: The pocket book of stones by Robert Simmons
Facts about one and only gem
Amber is a petrified tree resin from a family of coniferous trees. Formation of amber is really fascinating: heat, pressure, oxygen and light exposure are the contributing factor in creation of amber and the main and the most important factor is time. Amber is like a time capsule that lets us take a glimpse into the prehistoric times-resin would trap everything it touched before it had a chance to harden. Amber is the only stone that is not cold to touch and is very light in weight and is considered a soft stone.
- Baltic amber contains 3-8% succinic acid, a scientifically examined medical substance used in contemporary medicine
- The oldest amber dates back to 320 million years ago
- Archaeologists find amber beads even in Egyptian pharaoh tombs dating back to 3400-2400 BC
- In Greece and in the Roman Empire amber was called “northern gold”
- People have used amber in jewelry since 11,000 years ago
- Amber helps children to ease the pain during teething. The succinic acid inside amber is a natural pain reliever
- Amber acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and has a soothing effect on the central nervous system
- Frogs, lizards, geckos, as well as snake skins, bird feathers, the hair and bones of mammals, and various plant materials have been preserved in amber
- Ancient Romans were paying higher prices for small piece of amber than for even healthy slaves, and were sending their best men to conquer and control amber producing areas
- Women of northern Italy (79 AD) wore amber beads to treat thyroid. Traditional Medicine established that the amber beads (for treatment purpose) must be untreated, free of clay particles and small grains
- Amber can be presented in 300 different colors
- Unlike minerals and glass, amber is warm against the skin