Why amber is warm?
Once the Hedgehog was sitting on the Baltic sea shore and looking at the descending rays of the setting sun. He was imagining himself walking on the sunny beam and reaching the sun.
«If I came to the Sun,» - thought the Hedgehog, - «I would surely ask him for one ray and I would wear it as a scarf. The sunny scarf-ray would warm me even in cloudy days. And in the winter I would cover with this wide sunny-scarf my friend Bear, and he would dream the warm sun, the sea and yellow sand».
And he did so. The hedgehog ran on a sunny beam, reached the sun and asked him for one ray. And when he had returned to the coast, the hedgehog saw on sand many sunny amber pebbles.
«It is my sunny scarf! - said the hedgehog happily, - Just it is not knitted yet. I would gather amber pebbles and knit a sunny beam to myself».
Since then the Hedgehog had a scarf-ray. His friend Bear called it «a honey ray». And in cold days this amber ray warmed friends by memories of warm summer, the sea and sand.
And when the Hedgehog held a amber bead in his palm, he felt its warmth and guessed that it was the sun warming his hands.
The author of the tales is Olga Vorkutinskaya
Amber is really a warm stone. To verify this, you can just hold it in a palm for some time. You feel warmth of the stone and its attractiveness. True beauty of amber, its power and greatness are revealed in hands indeed. You want to touch it and to look at it. It fascinates, surprises, admires.
Why unlike all other stones amber is the only stone which keeps warmth, but not cool?
Because amber, unlike all other stones, is a «live» stone. Being, in fact, not a stone, but a fossilized resin, amber has an organic origin. He has a live beginning and as all living things, amber is warm!
How did amber appear?
- As we have already mentioned, amber is a fossil resin of coniferous trees which were growing on the Baltic sea coast over 50 million years ago.
It is inexplicable, but true: despite the fact that scientists have proved the origin of amber from resin of ancient coniferous trees, no one needle has been found in no one amber pebble yet.
- With climate warming, the coniferous trees began to emit much more resin which was falling to the ground, where under the influence of oxygen its properties were changing.
- Further extension of the water basin on the territory of the present Baltic coast created the third major condition for amber transformation – the hardened resin got into alkaline waters under the influence of which in the resin succinic acid appeared.
It is not difficult to be convinced that the Baltic amber is the fossil resin of coniferous trees: if it is rubbed, then you can feel a slight resinous aroma and if it is burned and extinguished - then you can feel a smell of rosin.
Among all the existing gems amber is the only stone with such an incredible amount of colors and shades. For today it is known over 250 different colors of natural amber: ranging from milky-white and familiar to most people yellow-brown tones and ending with black amber.
The color of the stone depends on the environmental conditions that surrounded the amber in the time of its formation and transformation, and from the number of minerals and trace elements which are present in its composition.
For example, the amber of lemon-yellow colors contains in its composition a large number of sulfur, the significance of which for human body is difficult to overestimate.
Amber of brown shades is famous for its rich content of iodine, iron and copper having beneficial influence on the blood, vascular system of the person, work of heart and thyroid gland.
Cherry-red shades of amber were received due to wildfires and intense heating of the earth.
Amber of white color, according to many connoisseurs, is the purest on its structure, with the least amount of impurities.
Except the color range amber is also different in the degree of transparency – from absolutely transparent to completely opaque.
And at this or that interval of time the cost of amber was determined depending on its color and transparency. Moreover, in different countries and in different eras there were their own standards of beauty and value amber.
So, in China, the preference was given to amber of dairy colors and transparent-yellow tones.
In Japan red and cherry amber was especially appreciated as the colors «of dragon's blood». Only members of a ruling dynasty could wear such amber.
In Ancient Greece a special significance was attached to the transparency of a stone – «not the fire itself, but its reflection should be visible in an amber glow ».
In Ancient Rome black amber was especially esteemed. The Emperor Nero wore it.
Amber with an « inclusion » inside was always especially appreciated and still appreciated. An «inclusion» is an insect or a piece of the plant, frozen in ancient resin in the process of conversion of amber.
Amber of blue and green shades, honey and bright orange tones also fascinates us.
Amber with a uniform color comes across quite seldom. Usually a stone has a whole range of colors and shades, gently intertwining and crossing each other, making every piece of amber is unique.
How to wear amber
Amber – is the most amazing stone and a an invaluable gift of nature. It admires us its beauty, originality and unique healing properties, which are confirmed by scientific studies and are successfully used in modern medicine.
What is the mystery of these exceptional properties of amber?
First of all, in its composition, which contains more than 40 essential for the human body trace elements, including iodine, magnesium, iron, zinc, calcium, phosphorous, barium, carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and many others.
The Baltic amber which doesn't contain salt of heavy metals is especially appreciated. For this reason in the medical and cosmetic purposes use only the Baltic amber.
The most important component in the amber composition is succinic acid, which regulates and normalizes all processes happening in an organism, strengthens immunity of the person and has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.
The spectrum of action of succinic acid for work of an organism really impresses:
- amber purifies blood, removes radioactive elements from an organism, is used in fight against oncological diseases;
- normalizes a hormonal background and work of a thyroid gland;
- treats headaches;
- is effective in fight against catarrhal diseases;
- improves a gastrointestinal tract and a metabolism;
- eliminates problems with pressure;
- normalizes work of heart, intestines, kidneys;
- treats diseases of skin and hair;
- recovers a biofield of the person, neutralizes the negative aspects manifested in man a and harmonizes his internal state;
- eliminates disorders of the central nervous system.
And it is not the complete list of beneficial influence of amber on activities of our organism.
In the treatment-and-prophylactic purposes amber has been used since ancient times. However it is important to note that when wearing amber jewelry for healing purposes it is necessary to observe a number of the following rules:
- shouldn't allow to wear your jewelry of amber to anyone else – your stone shouldn't come into contact with the energy of another person;
- an amber bracelet shouldn't be worn on a hand too freely or to be too tight. Compression of blood vessels can affect a pressure change in this or that party. The amber bracelet which is correctly picked up for your hand will both support your normal heart rhythm and allow to get rid of an arrhythmia;
- Amber jewelries are NOT worn round the clock. For a start, it is no more than three hours a day;
- It is not recommended to wear amber jewelry during the work at the computer, watching TV from a distance of less than three meters, and also near the working microwave oven;
- when amber stone "has a rest", store it in a closed wooden casket and far from electrical equipment.
We wish You health and inner harmony!