Thursday, April 30, 2009


Amber is reputed as a good luck stone. Though Amber is considered a gemstone it is technically not a Gemstone or mineral.It is a naturally occurring hard and translucent fossilized resin found in some ancient trees which are several million years old. Amber is found in a variety of colors and hues including the black, golden yellow, orange, milky white, reddish orange, green, violet or brownish yellow. Sometimes insects or pieces of earth, leaves, pine needles and inclusions of small plant and animal fossils are present in the amber. Amber is used mainly for the purpose of crafting jewelry and other ornamental objects. Amber is said to be helpful in reducing goiter, bronchial disorders, headache, rheumatic pains, stress etc.

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