Natural Baltic Amber vs Pressed Amber

When considering purchasing amber beads or jewelry customer often faces doubts about authenticity of product and worries of being scammed and sold fakes.

Generally amber is divided into three main categories.

Natural Baltic amber (Succinite) – gemstone which has undergone mechanical treatment only (for instance: grinding, cutting, turning or polishing) without any change to its natural properties.

Modified Baltic amber (Succinite) – gemstone subjected only to thermal or high-pressure treatment, which changed its physical properties, including the degree of transparency and color, or shaped under similar conditions out of one nugget, previously cut to the required size.

Reconstructed (pressed) Baltic amber (Succinite) – gemstone made of Baltic amber pieces pressed in high temperature and under high pressure without additional components.

Though all types might look similar to inexperienced eye and look fine in jewelry Natural amber is usually preferred for those seeking healing properties.

Here at TheNaturalAmber we don`t use any Reconstructed amber as we believe our customers deserve best amber pieces with highest succinic acid contet which may be lost in high pressures and temperatures used to create reconstructed amber.

The Health Benefits of Tourmaline

Tourmaline is a group of semi precious mineral in composition bit similar to granite. Three most well-known varieties of it are Elbaite, Schorl, and Dravite.  It`s also one of most multicolored mineral types known occurring in virtually every color of the spectrum. Crystals of tourmaline are also very strongly dichroic—that is, they appear in different colour when viewed in the direction of different axes.

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Baltic Amber – Legends and Myths

Since Amber is found in different areas and places myths & legends surrounding this gemstone are also unique. Amber was one of the three things that connected all the Baltic people. The other two were bronze and linen. All of these mentioned components were linked with gods, referred to in songs, used in rituals and etc. The Balts quite commonly used Amber in rituals since it was thought that it has the ability to invite gods and in turn help to fight in battles.

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7 Chakras and their gemstones

Various Gemstones have the powers of magnifying and balancing the energy centers associated with them due to colors and  vibration they release.

Although human energy field is made up of thousands of minor chakras since old ages is accepted to place most focus on seven major ones.

All of seven major chakras have specific colors that can be used to heal them, as well as specific sound vibrations.

In order to choose right  healing gemstones for chackra you are focusing one, you have to look at several stone attributes, including its energetic quality, color, and the intuitive or personal resonance you have with it. Each chakra is typically associated with several stones.  Below you will find a list of stones asociated with different chackras.


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Gemstones and Zodiac Signs

Gemstones was associated with various zodiac signs from ages ago.

Ancient astrologers believed that wearing, carrying or holding  gemstones that belongs to astronomical sign under witch you are born greatly enhances your health,  balance and  fortune in life. It was perceived that that your astral stones receives the vibrations from the constellation that can greatly strengthen both stones and planetary influence. Continue reading Gemstones and Zodiac Signs

Amber Teething Necklace Review

Teething Necklaces: Do They Work?

The idea that Amber necklaces are useful for teething children is not new. Even before World War II children in Germany were given Amber beads to wear. It was thought that children wearing these beads can grow stronger and teethe with significantly less pain. Some book authors also mention that children in Lithuania many years ago had their teeth even massaged with Amber in order to minimize pain associated with teething. Continue reading Amber Teething Necklace Review

Different Colors of Amber.

What is the Color of Amber?

There is no single answer to the question of what color is Amber. This is because this natural resin comes in many different shades. This is another very fascinating fact about this natural gemstone. Up until today there are more than 250 different shades and 7 main colors of Amber identified. They vary from yellow to orange and even white. Green and blue colors are also distinguished; however they tend to be very rare. All of these mentioned colors are commonly used when making jewelry. Continue reading Different Colors of Amber.