This is a gorgeous deep blue amber from a new discovery in Sumatra, Indonesia. The amber weighs 0.5 oz and measures 1.9” by 1” by 0.6” and she is thinner than most of the pieces I received so she has more golden color that changes to a red in her thicker areas, all obvious, when backlit. Under normal light she looks dark blue, dark gold and brown, but backlighting makes the blue disappear. And because she is transparent, with a loupe and backlighting, you can see the bubbles (and no bugs) within her. She has a bit of natural “rind” that is a series of brown and gold bubbles. The blue arises from her origins … she was formed from the sap of the Hymenaea protera tree, the same tree that contributes the color to Dominican amber. Now, for the really special part … with a black light (UV), that blue becomes kind of an ocean blue! And the little dots you see are tiny bubbles! Please note that the pink is not fluorescent, but rather a reflection from the UV flashlight that I use. She says she is a traveler, so wants to go everywhere with her Keeper.
Hymenaea protera is an extinct prehistoric leguminous tree, the probable ancestor of present-day Hymenaea species. Most neotropical ambers come from its fossilized resin, including the famous Dominican amber and now the Sumatran amber. This heritage is what gives the blue amber it’s famous blue color and lovely blue fluorescence. The Sumatran blue ambers are far bluer than the Dominican amber. The Dominican will show the blue fluorescence in sunlight whereas the Sumatran amber is deep blue to begin with and shows a notable somewhat turquoise-blue when ultraviolet light hits it. The Sumatran amber is transparent only in thin areas and may reveal golden to red tones.
Amber in general is a wondrous Spirit - not a mineral like quartz is, but a miracle of nature that has an energy that is very important to humans. She in particular is soothing and yet stimulating, especially to the Third Eye. Sitting with her, you can easily feel the Third Eye pulsing and opening. Her various energy expressions stimulate healing, balance and opening on all levels … all critical to opening Chakras and putting them into total balance. She can easily be used other crystals for more specific Chakra applications, but especially the Third Eye.
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Pocket-Sized Deep Blue Amber with Brown Bubble “Rind”