Written By Liz Oakes
Amber stone is not strictly speaking a stone at all, but is a fossilized resin. Beautiful jewelry made from it resembles gemstones, so it is sold as a gem stone.
It is popular as it has marvelous metaphysical properties for psychic protection. It aids manifestation, eases stress by clearing phobias and fears, and it is a lovely warm stone to wear.
It is a powerful healer that gives the person who wears it a lovely sense of health and healing. Amber helps to balance the emotions, clear the mind and release negative energy.
In the past it was commonly used in areas where it is found. Those that used it and kept it on their body as jewelry or talismans would have been aware that it helped to improve their health.
Although Baltic amber is well known, the history of amber includes many countries and cultures, not just those in the Baltic region.
Archaeologists have found many beautifully carved amber pieces in graves, dating back around 2000 b.c. or before. Archeological finds made from this stone are well documented.
Amber stone artifacts and jewelry have been found in many places. Although part of its use may be attributed to its beauty, its healing properties may have became clear once it was used.
The meaning of amber healing attributes has been well known as it has been in use since ancient times. There has even been Amber discovered in Egyptian tombs, including that of Tutankhamen.
A well known Amber cup that may have been made in Britain was found at Hove near Brighton. This may be because it was possibly a trade item that ended up in the hands of wealthy people.
This golden yellow resin is highly protective against any type of negativity, and is known to be one of the better natural crystals to use for protection from psychic attack.
It is known to be especially helpful to help you if the negativity comes from psychic sources. These stones link the everyday self to the spiritual self.
Amber stone has many wonderful qualities for healing the physical and emotional body. It is worth using as it may also heal health problems you forgot you had until they are gone.
These golden yellow stones will help to relieve stress and anxiety and may also help to clear depression.
They may aid the emotions, and by releasing negativity will balance the emotions as they clear the mind and eases stress, one of the more endemic problems in today's society.
Through their role to assist emotional healing they help to create a more positive outlook on life. Their role within the sacral chakra means that it this a strong stone to help you to enhance your creativity.
Many of the artifacts made of amber had insects within them. If you look for them they are fairly easy to buy and its quite astonishing to see them clearly visible, trapped in the stone.
In ancient times, the pieces containing insects were probably thought to have magical virtues, as they were carved into hunting talismans, worn to ensure safe and abundant hunting.
You may be able to find interesting things in the pieces you buy, including small bugs in amber, and sometimes ants, spiders or a dragonfly in amber.
Among the pieces I have obtained are pieces with termites and ants embedded in the amber stone and these are quite interesting.
Within this resin you will also find other things from nature, with a variety of leaves and other plant based material trapped in the stones.
You will notice inclusions from parts of the ancient trees, such as leaves, leaf mold and pine needles.
Amber is available from sources in quite a few countries, and depending on where it is found, the quality may vary. It comes from Russia, Poland, Britain, Italy, Columbia and Germany and of course baltic amber.
It can be obtained reasonably easily, and comes in various shades from pale yellow through to a dark orange color.
The traditional Amber color is middle of the range, and the best specimens are fairly clear, although pieces of Amber may have inclusions of plant matter or insects within them.
Green amber may be natural, and the color can be anything from yellow green to a deeper greenish color.
Sadly most green amber jewelry sold is made from stone that has been through a process that creates the color artificially.
Amber stone has an electrical charge when rubbed, and was called 'elektron' by the ancient Greeks, and this is thought to be the origin of the word electricity.
When looking to find out, what is the origin of Amber, the search goes back millions of years.
One of the areas where there has been a lot of research into this stone, is the Baltic regions where it has been found in quite large amounts.
Around 45 million years ago, pine trees in the Baltic regions, the Scandinavian countries, discharged resins. The amber resin from these trees went solid and later became fossilized.
Solidifying of the resin into stone happened over many, many thousands of years. If you are wondering what is amber made of, it is made from this resin.
The resin gradually moved over time from the pine forests and ended up close to the coastal regions, but from the coastal regions the resin again moved.
It ended up in the bottom of the sea where it fossilized. Much later it was brought to the surface by glaciers and deposited on the land, where it has been found since that time.
All of this process happened many thousands of years ago, evidenced by the fact that Baltic Amber jewelry dates back to well before Christ.
Celtic Amber jewelry has been found, made from beautiful Amber stone. It is common to find these ideas from the past replicated in Amber jewelry sold these days.
Many beautiful pieces are made with similar designs, and genuine Baltic Amber jewelry is now quite easy to buy.
These pieces are beautiful jewelry pieces as well as having an excellent action to aid personal healing in a number of ways, as well as being beneficial to help you to manifest money.
Rings made from this stone are easy to find and powerful to wear, and it is a birthstone for two star signs. If you are wondering about whether amber is a crystal, well no it is not a crystal.
Nor is it really a stone as such, but it is hard like a stone which is why they label it as amber stone. You will find it sold in shops with crystals and stones.
It is both a Leo and Aquarius birthstone and there is quite a bit of lovely birthstone jewelry made from this stone in good stores. As this resin is easy to work with it is made into beautiful gemstones.
It has a unique energy that resonates with a lot of different people. As Amber stone has an electromagnetic quality, it will build up an electrical charge. So jewelry that sits against your skin is more effective for healing.
With many stones you are able to buy tumblestones of them, but while they are available, amber specimens in various shapes are more common.
You can buy pieces of this stone, but be aware it is often very fragile and easy to break if dropped. So buying a piece of quality Amber jewelry may be the best way to use it.
Amber is reputed to have a quite a few healing properties, and there are also a number of other reasons that might make you choose to use this popular stone including:
Amber pieces are easy to buy, and as it is a powerful healer that
will enhance tissue revitalization, it may be beneficial to obtain a
piece of stone to put in your pocket.
Try putting a piece of natural crystal in your pocket close to the problem area, or buy a piece of jewelry to wear on your body. It is favorable to wear it during and after illness, to bring relief from many different afflictions.
It supports clearing of problems associated with the navel chakra, and draws physical illness out of the spleen, liver and other organs in the stomach area.
The main use of amber is as a healing stone, and it may be beneficial to keep it within your aura as long as possible each day if you wish it to benefit your health.
The easiest way to do this is to wear it as jewelry, and as Amber is one of the most beneficial healing crystals for you to wear, think of finding a piece as this is an easy way to keep it on your body.
Have a look at the top quality Baltic Amber jewellery, as it is very beautiful.If you find you are not able to buy jewelry, the cost of a piece of amber may be quite reasonable.
There are a number of ways you can use it including:
In summary: when you combine Amber stone with other golden toned crystals, it is powerful to manifest an increase in money.
Amber gemstones are one of the major aids for both the solar plexus or power chakra and the sacral chakra, and also works to help other areas of the body.
To help you with enhancing creativity, combine it with sacral chakra stones such as Orange Creedite, Yellow Apatite, Orange Carnelian, Golden Yellow Labradorite, Brazilianite or Libyan Desert Glass aka Libyan Gold Tektite.
To strengthen its strong energy to help you to manifest money, combine it with other solar plexus stones, such as Yellow Sapphires, Vanadinite, Golden Rutilated Quartz, Sunstones, Chalcopyrite, Citrine Crystals, Ametrine, Yellow Apatite, Golden Yellow Labradorite or Green Peridot Stone.
Combine it with Jet and Magnetite for a more powerful healing outcome. For spiritual work, pair an amber gem stone with Moldavite or other high crystal vibration stones to aid inner transformation.