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Amber

Amber is nature’s time capsule. This fossilized tree resin contains remnants of life on earth millions of years ago.

 Polish

Gemondo Gemstone_Amber (Polish)

Rough

Gemondo Gemstone_Amber (Rough)

  

THE FACTS

Mohs Hardness 2.00 - 2.50
Chemical Composition C10H16O
Organic Fossilized resin

Belief & Birthstone

- While amber isn’t a birthstone, it is associated with the astrological sign of Taurus. -

Considered to be the “soul of the tiger” and regarded as a stone of power and courage. Amber's spiritual meaning is also one of protection and it's given to travellers to keep them safe on long journeys. Been used, historically, as a talisman for courage and self-confidence, and was thought to bring good luck to warriors in battle. In some cultures, amber symbolizes the renewal of marriage vows and is used to assure promises. It is worn by elders as a symbol of their endurance and wisdom.

QUALITY FACTORS

Color Amber can be white, yellow, and orange to reddish brown. Transparent amber is more valuable than cloudy materia
Clarity Translucent to transparent.
Cut Often cut as cabochons.