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Green amber

  • November 10, 2021

If grateful humanity decides to erect a monument to a precious stone, then amber will take the first place in the queue for the pedestal. Because, at least, the acquaintance with electricity, without which there is nowhere, happened with the help of amber.

What color should the sculpture be carved in honor of the ancient companion of mankind? Honey, say adherents of the classic amber variety. Green, will be clarified by deep connoisseurs of beauty – and they will be right!

Green amber is rare and uniquely beautiful. But what kind of green amber are we talking about? Let’s try to figure it out.

Different greens of different amber

The lion’s share of amber mined in the Baltics, central and northern Europe is honey-yellow. In some cases, the mined stones turn distinctly green – retaining, however, a yellow or yellow-brown hue.

Mineralogists explain such color deviations by special conditions of “storage”. Some specimens of newly formed amber, on a whim of fate, fell into swampy water full of decaying organic matter. And they spent enough time in them for the interaction of tree resins with nitrogenous compounds.

As a result of slow natural nitrogenation, ordinary honey amber acquired the color of a dead grass. Such greens are far from emerald green, but greenish European amber is in demand: after all, they are beautiful, and even rare … Curious samples of fossil resins are mined on the island of Sicily. Most of them are red, some cast an obvious blue, sometimes with a noticeable green tint. Even more beautiful stones were once dug in the lignite deposits of Saxony: they were distinguished by their transparency and golden-green color. However, all European green amber “fade” before Dominican amber.

The most beautiful and expensive

Nature decreed that the tree resins, fossilized in the geological conditions of the island of Haiti, became similar to the marine environment. The massif of stone is similar in color and transparency to sea water. Frequent foreign inclusions imitate sandy mounds and bottom vegetation.

Some of the Dominican amber is more blue than green. But the most beautiful and most expensive are famous for their beautiful green color with a slight bluish tint. The cost of the best copies can be calculated in tens of dollars per gram.

Fortunately, local miners of green amber are not prone to handicraft damage to the stone, and they do not really like to grind gaudy figurines from precious materials. However, if you find yourself in the shopping streets of Santo Domingo, shopkeepers will try to foist you on stale illiquid assets. Feel free to bargain, dropping the price five to ten times, and then in any jewellery workshop in Europe, roughly hewn skulls and figurines of chimeric insects will be turned into decent cabochons by your order.

High price as an incentive for chemical creativity

Emperor Nero gave a young and strong slave for a small piece of green amber. Therefore, even in ancient antiquity, artisans got the hang of turning ordinary amber into the green. Most of the stones cracked from heating in unrefined olive oil, but the color of the amber shards changed to green.

A good effect is also observed with dry heating of amber under conditions of limited oxygen access. The heated stone is tightly wrapped in foil and placed in the oven. After processing, the amber becomes glassy and literally shines with a golden-green color.

To enhance the chromaticity, medieval craftsmen came up with the idea of ​​processing the lower side of jewellery inserts hidden from the user with a dye paste. Green substrates for warm amber were also practised.

In modern conditions, green amber is produced everywhere. The difference in the chemical composition of amber mined in different deposits determines the variety of stone processing technologies. A multistage exposure is used in heated gaseous and liquid media. The saturation of fossilized resins with metal ions is carried out. Intense irradiation with a hard electromagnetic spectrum makes it possible to achieve the effect of luminescence in the thickness of the stone.

Researchers, however, note that the most attractive green color of amber is obtained not by the introduction of impurities, but by high-temperature exposure. Atomic aggregations arising under the influence of high temperatures change the light transmittance of the resins. The longest wavelengths (red) are absorbed, and the light passing through the array acquires a green tint.

Fully artificial imitations of green amber

Modern imitations of green amber are devoid of any disadvantages inherent in processed natural stone. If heated Baltic amber cracks with its characteristic internal “confetti” and acquires a rusty-green hue, then bernite and blizzard shine with emerald beauty, are distinguished by their strength and durability.

Constant replenishment of the market for polyester resins, cured with special additives or ultraviolet radiation, opens up great opportunities for green amber counterfeiters. Handicraft jewellery imitating green amber is becoming more and more perfect every year …


BORNITA… A Stone full of joy | About Bornita stone | Kabeer Agate

  • May 9, 2020

BORNITA… A Stone full of joy

Also known as Iridescent Chalcopyrite or Peacock Rock in English, La Bornita crystallizes in the form of masses, occasionally in cubic and rhombohedral or rhomobo-dodecahedron forms. The Color is immensely rich and in different combinations, all iridescent, iridescent from copper red to the entire range of blues, violets, pinks, yellows, greens, turquoises and it will surprise you with all the most exquisite coloration.

This is a stone full of joy, capable of lowering the joy of the soul to the physical body. Its iridescence is only a symbol of the brightness, light and joy of the soul, and all this is transferred to us by prolonged contact or meditation with this divine stone.

La Bornita can clear the heart of sadness by reminding you of its noble origin and all its potential and reminding us that life is in itself an experience of joy and joy.

It is full of freshness, it opens new paths for us, it helps us to go further, to look deeper and deeper within ourselves, allowing us to progress.

It connects us with the infinite possibility of balance, harmony and joy that resides in the moment, this stone locates us in the moment and roots us in all the light of it.

It is an excellent activator of the chakras, balances them, aligns them and allows you to integrate the mind with the heart. It has a relief for every pain.

It prompts us to leave behind everything that no longer serves us anymore, it leads us along the paths of joy, letting us see that life is an ecstasy of continuous creation in which we are partakers.

It is a great protector for negativity, creating a protective field around us and letting us recognize the source of where it comes from. It will also free us from internal negativity, letting us see it and emanating in spirals the relief that balances it. She emanates all the force of alignment with well-being, circularly traps the entire negative and transforms it into pure beneficial energy.

Meditating with the Bornita you can recognize the blockages that you carry inside and that prevent you from reaching your goals. For this you can put it on the third eye or your left hand. Wherever you put it, it will be acting and affecting the entire area around it, due to its circular emanation.

She is also a great healer, bringing structure and harmony not only to energy systems but to body systems and above all she is a great healer of the cellular system, working to return it to its functioning and perfect organizations.

By working as a healer with her you will be able to access the origin of cellular disorders or tumor or cancer formations. Thus managing to bring the patient to balance these pains or distorted visions with new beliefs full of superior light force that will gradually return perfection to the physical body.

It is also used at the physical level in applications above the waist, to regulate the flow of adrenaline, increase alkalinity when there is a state of too much acid; to increase the assimilation of potassium, to decrease calcifications or states in excess of calcium.

You can also use it to decrease a fever and sweats. And as a general harmonizer.

If you use it in applications below the waist, it will help you increase blood circulation, increase acidity when there is a state of too much alkalinity, to stabilize and assimilate sodium retention, and to stimulate the flow of adrenalin.

You can also use it to stop seizures or spasms.

In elixir you can use it to treat dehydration and to harmonize the upper body with the lower body and heal what is described above.

I know that when looking at this stone one is trapped in its beauty and can deepen it, I hope you can discover all the power that the Bornita has to balance and to reconnect with your Happiness, that of the soul, with the sense of your life and fill your path, your being and all your things with its iridescence and the magic that it brings.

If it is possible to be happy on this Earth, we are here to be happy and for this you have to penetrate the moment … these are the words of the Bornite…

Let you go through all its flow of lights and enjoy it….

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