Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects and as jewelry.Technically, Amber is not a stone NOR A CRYSTAL. It is a fossil. Fossilized tree sap to be exact. It is still a gem but it is an organic gem, like pearls, ammolite, jet, bone and ivory. It is grown therefore it is organic not a stone.
Amber is used as an ingredient in perfume. When burned, amber gives off a characteristic “pinewood” fragrance, when burned, amber does give off a characteristic “pinewood” fragrance. Amber is used as a healing agent in folk medicine. Amber is a natural purifier, esteemed for its ability to draw pain and dis-ease from the physical body, as well as the mind and spirit, by absorbing negative or stagnant energies and transforming them into clear, positive energy. This stimulates the body’s own mechanisms to heal itself. It increases vitality and aids tissue regeneration. Amber is ideal for cleansing and reactivating the chakras, particularly the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras, and is an excellent tool for clearing the environment in which it rests. It emits a bright, soothing energy conducive to health and well-being, and is marvelous for convalescence, ameliorating depression, or working through the grieving process. Amber also provides a protective shield against negative energies and may be called upon to remove toxicity from one’s life or relationships.
AMBER TEETHING NECKLACES
Amber is a protective stone for children and may be worn as a necklace, bracelet, sewn into an infant’s garment or placed in their environment to ward off negative energies and shield them from harm. Presumably the antiseptic nature of the pine aids with this. Thus an amber teething necklace place around the child’s neck is often credited with helping to prevent respiratory disease. An amber pet collar is credited with warding off biting insects. It is also prized for energetically reducing teething pain, though it should never be placed in the mouth. It is highly beneficial when treating infants or children for the mother to wear the Amber first.
The classical names for amber, Latin electrum and Ancient Greek ἤλεκτρον (ēlektron), are connected to a term ἠλέκτωρ (ēlektōr) meaning “beaming Sun.” However, amber comes in many colours even black which is really only a kind of jet.According to myth, when Phaëton son of Helios (the Sun) was killed, his mourning sisters became poplar trees, and their tears became elektron, amber.
At the entrance to Valhalla was an amber grove called Glaeser, with trees that dripped beads of amber. Odin’s palace was near the amber valley of Glaesisvellir. Freya The most seductive creature in the world wore the most beautiful necklace in the world, Brisingamen wrought from fine amber and spun gold. Freya wore the necklace as she wandered the world in search of her lost love, Odur. As she wanders the world she continues weeping. The teardrops which land on soil turn to gold in the rocks, those which fall in the sea are turned to amber.
Pliny states that amber is also found in Egypt and in India, and he even refers to the electrostatic properties of amber, by saying that “in Syria the women make the whorls of their spindles of this substance, and give it the name of harpax [from ἁρπάζω, “to drag”] from the circumstance that it attracts leaves towards it, chaff, and the light fringe of tissues.” Amber becomes electrified when rubbed by triboelectric effect, mechanical separation of charge in a dielectric. Greek word for amber”elektron”became the origin of the word “electricity. A spinning amber generator was used to deliver the “electric kiss,” a popular salon pastime in Paris in the mid 1700s.”
Therefore when you where amber you are wearing your own personal powerhouse!
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