It is possible to examine the history of amber in three main categories. Baltic amber is the most valuable type mined from areas around the Baltic sea, with some in Russia dating to around 50 million years ago. The second most valuable ambers are those extracted from the Dominican Islands, and their formation takes around 10 to 25 million years. The third genus is called young amber and Polish amber. Their formation takes between 1 and 10 million years!
If you want, let’s delve into the origin of the word amber. When you rub the amber quickly, you can see that it attracts light small objects. Because of this relationship with “rapid rubbing”, the word “kehrübâi” was used to translate the word “electricity” in the past. Amber, which is believed to have pain-relieving properties with the acids it contains, is also known to reduce irritability and anger.
Amber stone, which can be transparent, translucent and opaque and has nearly 300 shades, was used as jewelry for women, rosaries and mouthpieces for men, and even amber oil was once used in medicine. All the properties of each amber are different. These; It varies depending on the age of the stone, burial conditions and the type of tree that secretes resin. The burning temperature of amber, which softens at 150 degrees, can reach 400 degrees.
As you know, there is a color called amber; this color; It is a mixture of yellow, brown, red and orange. Fire amber, pressed amber, fossil amber and drop amber are the most well-known varieties. Unfortunately, fakes of such a popular stone are also on the market. Although it is possible to distinguish fake from real with two tests, fraudsters have found ways to circumvent this. Let’s share it anyway; the first is the acetone test and the second is the salt water method. It will stay on top of real water in salt water. If the amber you dropped acetone on is fake, a sticky mark will form. If you want to buy amber, you should make sure that it is certified.
Ask for a home test period of a few days. You can return it if necessary.
Be sure to shop from reliable sellers.
You can even carry a magnifying glass with you.
It is stated that a composition of amber pieces increases sexual potency in men, and unpolished amber necklaces protect against goiter and whooping cough; They believed that it helped dozens of different areas, from kidney stones to toothaches, even rheumatism, and easier teething in babies. Incense, on the other hand, strengthened the spirit and gave courage, increased fertility at home, brought those who went to war home safely, and also made birth easier. We can say that a kind of jewelery is created from fossils.