Amber

ETYMOLOGY: The name comes from the Arabic عنبر, 'amber, which floats on the sea, but originally referred to ambergris. He alluded to ambergris which occurs in the intestines of the sperm whale. It is usually light brown.

CRYSTAL SYSTEM : Amorphous.
 
PRINCIPLE OF FORMATION: Secondary.
 
MINERAL CLASS:Organic Stone.
 
CHEMICAL FORMULA, MINERAL ELEMENTSC10H16O resin mixture.
 
HARDNESS: 2-2.5 in the Mohs scale.
 
FIELDSRussia, Italy (Sicily) Romania, China, Dominican Republic, Japan, Canada, Poland.
 
 

MINERALOGY: Amber is plant resin, usually presented as drop of homogeneous structure or concave shape due to the innumerable bubbles, thin cracks and crevices of tension is often murky.

READ MORE: Amber is sensitive to acid, lye, gasoline, alcohol, and perfumes, flammable with Fire, smoke smells like incense detached, to rub with a cloth becomes electrically charged.


MYTHOLOGY: Since prehistoric times, amber is used for ornamental and religious objects such as incense, as an amulet and talisman. Baltic amber, the "gold of the north" is the first gemstone humanity. The Amber Museum of Chiapas (Mexico) comprises: origin, history, mining, polishing and carving of amber. It has more than 350 pieces on display both raw and beautiful carved pieces.


PROPERTIES: Amber favors a cheerful nature, spontaneity and openness induces, stimulates the intellect, clears depression, promotes a positive mental state favoring creativity. Succino also means amber, is a type of acid found in Baltic amber has among other properties the painkiller being and anti-inflammatory, for this reason it is used since ancient times to relieve pain and discomfort of children who are in teething.

 

CHAKRAS Solar Plexus, spleen.

ZODIAC SIGN: Leo, Libra, Pisces, Sagittarius.

USES: Jewelry, ornaments, meditation, decoration.

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