- Gemstones: Amber, Blue Amber
- Styles: Gemstone Jewelry
- Categories: Bracelets
(Brown, Yellow ; hardness 2-2.5; Occurrence: Dominican Republic, Mexico, Indonesia) Blue amber is amber exhibiting a rare coloration. It is most commonly found in the amber mines in the mountain ranges around Santiago, Dominican Republic. Hydrocarbons in the blue amber shift the sun's ultraviolet light down in frequency, resulting in the glow of blue amber.
Fossilized tree resin, Amber bead jewelry has been found in archaeological sites dating as far back as 3000BC. During this long history with ancient civilizations it has been used as a stone of protection, shielding from negative energies. Amber encourages wisdom, trust and increases problem solving. It is said to release stress and negative energy, lift depression, and helps in making decisions, and improving memory.