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The History of Amber Jewellery

Posted on March 21, 2012 by admin There have been 0 comments

The history of amber is actually quite interesting and it’s different from any other precious gem or even diamond that you might own.  While the process that it goes through to create that beautiful amber necklace may be quite similar to that of other gems found on the market, the way it came to be is quite unique!

You may be surprised to learn that that amber bracelet you’ve been wearing was at one time was part of a tree.  Thousands of years ago it came from the sap of pine trees in Scandinavia as well as the Baltic regions.  Once the sap had several years to harden it was then turned into some of the beautiful pieces that you see today.  One great thing about amber jewellery is that because it was soft sap at one time the pieces that you find could still have insects and others bugs and leafage inside.  It could have become embedded inside the amber which gives it even more rich history and background.

Many years ago it was claimed that amber possessed many great qualities.  Because of this it was highly sought after not to mention the fact that it has some pretty amazing qualities and is very beautiful.  Many years ago individuals wore it as a type of guardian and it was even thought to have some great benefits as well.  This is still thought to be the case by many today and that is one of the reasons why it’s so popular.

If you currently own any amber jewellery you may have had your own reason for purchasing it.  It could be for all of the great benefits that it claims to provide or it could just be because you love the beauty of the gem and its rich history.  Regardless, you have probably received quite a few compliments on it and may have even pointed others to where to purchase it for themselves.

Make no mistake that it takes several years for amber stones to become ready to be processed for jewellery.  Because of this it’s a several year process to get the perfect piece of jewellery.  It takes many years for the sap to harden and then it takes time to be processed, sent through the clarification process and made into something wearable.

Depending on the size of the product that you purchase it could be a bit pricey.  However, you should keep in mind that compared to a very small diamond that you could get in a necklace, with amber jewellery you will get a larger piece for the price!


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