Is there such a thing as blue amber?

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Blue amber is amber exhibiting a rare blue coloration. It is most commonly found in the amber mines in the mountain ranges around Santiago, Dominican Republic, but also in the eastern parts of the Dominican Republic. Although little known due to its rarity, it has been around since the discovery of Dominican amber.

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Also, what is the rarest color of amber?

Blue amber is the rarest of all the colors of amber.

One may also ask, is Blue Amber expensive? Blue amber is rare, unusual and normally very expensive. This is because the blue comes through much better if a portion of the amber is left unpolished. You will not commonly find blue amber on the market, it is not very common.

Similarly one may ask, what is the most expensive type of amber?

Dominican Blue Amber is the most expensive type of amber as far as I know. Even on ebay there are specimens selling for hundreds of pounds sterling, even thousands of pounds sterling.

How common is Amber?

Every Amber gemstone is unique and most likely mined from the Baltic region where most Amber deposits are found. It is estimated that there have been over 105 tons of Baltic Amber produced by the Palaeogene forests in Northern Europe. It is the largest known deposit of fossilized plant resin on earth.

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Is Amber worth any money?

Transparent amber is more valuable than cloudy material. An interesting plant or animal inclusion adds to the value of an amber specimen. This large, elongated amber bead contains a fairly intact insect inclusion. The gem weighs 93.87 carats.

How can you tell if it is real amber?

You can tell if your amber is plastic or resin instead of the real deal just by tasting it. Clean your piece with a mild soap and water and rinse off. Authentic amber will not really have a taste; it should be subtle, and maybe have a little tingly-from-the-touch sensation. Imitation amber will taste nasty or bitter.

How much is amber per carat?

Opaque pieces of amber can usually be bought quite cheap - for as much as $0.10 to $1 for a carat or less. For pieces around an inch in size and with insect inclusions, the prices can range from $50 to $60. An average stone of a good size and with inclusions would cost around $195.

How do I clean amber?

Method 1 Cleaning Amber with a Damp Cloth
  1. Prepare a bowl of soapy water. Fill a bowl with lukewarm water and add a few drops of liquid soap into it.
  2. Find a soft, clean cloth. Microfiber or flannel work best.
  3. Wipe the cloth over the amber jewelry to remove any dirt.
  4. Polish your amber with some olive oil.

How can you tell real amber from pressed amber?

When you touch Amber it tends to be a little warm, which is not the case with most other fakes.
  1. Salt Water test. The other effective test for identifying real Amber from fake is Salt Water test.
  2. Rubbing test.
  3. Hot Needle test.
  4. Scratch test.
  5. Scent test.

What color goes best with Amber?

Amber goes great with teal, olive, and burgundy (among others). That means, you can wear amber as the only bright color in an outfit otherwise anchored by neutral green.

Why is amber valuable?

Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used in jewelry. It has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine.

What eye color is the rarest?

Most people consider green to be the rarest eye color in the world, though many others consider amber to be even more unusual. Therefore, it's safe to say that either green or amber is the rarest color in the world.

How much is amber stone worth?

Amber stone fraction (amber stone weight) Average price in USD per 1 Kg (final price depends on order quantity) Quantity available per month
5 - 10 g $ 550 / 1 Kg 85 Kg
10 - 20 g $ 1200 / 1 Kg 60 Kg
20 - 50 g $ 1700 / 1 Kg 75 Kg
50 - 100 g $ 2500 / 1 Kg 80 Kg

How much is amber necklace worth?

$13-15 per gram. Smaller beads cost a bit less and larger ones more. Clear Amber is more valuable than pieces that look cloudy or opaque. Baltic Amber is unique among gems for its ability to contain other once-living things within it.

Is Amber more expensive than gold?

Amber is a natural substance that has existed for millions of years. While amber grams are more expensive than gold grams, amber prices in Kuwait vary from KD ($ 3.3) per gram, to 80 dinars ($ 264) at times, and in some auctions the price of lanterns is more than 17,000 dinars About 56 thousand dollars).

Can you sell amber?

There are three basic ways to sell Amber. You can sell Amber retail off-line, wholesale off-line, or online.

What country is known for amber?

Baltic Amber is found along the shores of a large part of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea. The greatest amber-producing country is the promontory of Sambia, now part of Russia's Kaliningrad Oblast. About 90% of the world's extractable amber is in the Kaliningrad region of Russia on the Baltic Sea.

Where can I find raw amber?

Raw amber from the Baltics is generally either illegally dredge mined in the forests along the Baltic sea coast or legally in large open mines in Lithuania or Kaliningrad.

How do you fix amber?

Place the piece of amber on a steel tray and heat in the oven until the stone reaches around 200 degrees F. Remove the stone from the oven. Apply epoxy resin into the crack beginning on one side of the crack and slowly applying the resin until it fills the entire crack.

How do you recharge Amber?

Clean with lukewarm water, salt, and a soft cloth or toothbrush. 8 oz of water and 2 tablespoons of any salt will do. Recharge your amber by leaving it in the sun or moonlight all day/night to dry. Amber is soft and can be brittle; it's important to be careful that it does not come in contact with chemicals.

Where is blue amber found?

Dominican Republic