How am I supposed to wear an amber?

Amber - meaning, subtleties and healing properties

Amber, also known as “burning stone”, has impressed connoisseurs and lovers of precious healing stones and gemstones for thousands of years. Amber and its subspecies are found in the following countries or regions, for example: Baltic States, Bitterfeld, West and East Africa (copal), Madagascar, Malay Archipelago, New Zealand, Colombia ... From there the beautiful specimens are shipped all over the world. Its opaque to clear, yellow, green, red, orange, white, blue, brown coloring gives this special gemstone made of fossil resin its quite mysterious, valuable character. Since it was first discovered, amber has fascinated people with a very specific tree resin - which distinguishes it from other relatives, including varieties. The scientific name for the "real" amber is succinite. This is the prominent Baltic type of amber, which is of enormous cultural, scientific and economic importance.

Amber - tradition, jewelry and effect

Amber is valued, and above all admired and loved, because of its beautiful, absolutely natural inclusions, some of which are to be understood as contemporary witnesses of a certain epoch. Mostly it is insect inclusions, which reveal the past to us in a phenomenal way. The color of amber (in the general sense) varies depending on the resin, weather and location. Amber color yellow or amber color green. Both variants have a haunting effect, cast a spell on the viewer and open their eyes to a magnificent beauty - born of mother nature.

Amber! Eye color of a wild predator, but much more the shiny reflection of rustic resins. Its charming appearance made it a coveted gemstone in earlier times. He enchanted women with his strong coloring and his subtle art of transformation. An amber necklace was therefore a jewel of great value for every woman. Anyone who owned amber necklaces felt rich both inside and out. Rich in charisma, but also rich in prestige, which amber simply brought with it. Even in modern times, experts and collectors appreciate the world-famous amber as a healing stone, collector's item or jewelry. Amber jewelry such as amber chains, amber bracelets, amber stud earrings, however, have their price, which is currently rising rapidly due to an exploding demand from China. Buying amber means looking at the object of desire with a keen eye, because there are also numerous counterfeits on the way. If you want to buy an amber, you should therefore inform yourself well beforehand, because it is not always immediately apparent whether the price or quality is right. The higher the demand for the burning stone, the more people of almost all age groups and of different origins consume the amber. After that stone, which unites the charm of life, also of existence so irresistibly sensual, also majestically and only reveals its secret to the group of people who take care of it with open eyes and honest sympathy.

Amber - the effect and meaning of the healing stone

The fossil tree resin petrification amber is still very popular. Esotericists adore it as a healing or power stone, as it can be traced back to the prehistory of mankind. It is often ascribed a great, even powerful, importance, and as a grandiose object of art - the legendary Amber Room - it is a popular attraction. If we rub the amber, it quickly becomes electrostatically charged. Its Latin name "Electrum" already indicates this ability. Due to this special characteristic, it often found a place in domestic laundry rooms. The amber was used there as a magical clothes brush. Its electrostatic charge attracted small dust particles, keeping clothing lint-free. The Greek term “electron” was translated as “light gold” or white gold, which should probably symbolize its extremely valuable, almost unique character. The so-called “inclusions” - inclusions with insects or plants - were and are of particular interest. The Dominican as well as the Baltic amber are considered to be varieties of the family.

Its splendid appearance and knowledge of its prehistoric origins have made people believe in its healing power and magic for thousands of years. Who is surprised. The amber exudes great knowledge with or without special inclusions. The primal energy rests in it, the fascination of days gone by and the power to withstand adverse time influences. Thales of Miletus or Pliny the Elder, for example, were described as truly zealous followers of amber. Descriptions from bygone days want to prove that amber has a high protective effect. So it should protect its wearer from impending danger or even warn them.

Amber - the precious stone with empathic healing properties

In gemstone therapy, also in general in natural medicine and in esotericism, the burning stone or amber has its permanent place. When used correctly, this healing stone supports our health, alleviates discomfort and shows us the way to inner harmony, courage and strength in a variety of ways.

In fact, there are and have always been doubters, people who approached amber with suspicion and dubbed it as a simple stone. As with all gemstones, it is faith and inner willingness that ultimately open the door to the diverse, very sensitive art of healing. Anyone who does not want to get involved in the healing properties of amber and does not trust it, will never get to know the intricacies of the gemstone. Because the fuel stone senses negative energies, slows them down and closes itself off completely. For this reason, everyone who wants to experience the joy of life, including the protection of this precious stone, should throw all possible doubts, fears, and fears overboard - surrender freely and openly to the goodness of the healing stone.

The main areas of application of amber include: stomach and intestinal diseases, liver and gallbladder problems, bladder and kidney irritations. Even with rheumatism and gout, the anti-inflammatory, also fever-reducing healing stone is said to have worked wonders.

Amber - immune system and succinic acid

During closer scientific studies of amber, it quickly became clear that the succinic acid contained in amber could be able to support our immune system in the long term in the fight against pathogens. Incidentally, succinic acid is still used today in the pharmaceutical industry, which should mean that amber may really have a strengthening effect. In the past, amber was a popular remedy for dysentery and gout. The burning stone has a good cleaning and detoxifying effect. It should remove waste from the body and free the entire organism from inflammation and thus also from cramps and pain or irritation. It is not surprising that amber is also becoming more and more important for dogs. What seems to help people, of course, can also have a beneficial, positive effect on dogs, other pets or wild animals - especially since gemstone therapy is not only aimed at people, but also on animals in certain respects.

Amber - its positive energy drives away evil and brings peace

As already mentioned, amber helps ward off negative energies. His strongest weapons are his unwavering optimism and his radiant zest for life. Bearers of this precious stone are blessed with a consistently positive charisma. They are surrounded by a strong, warm and harmonious protective wreath, which warns them and always protects them.

The amber is in the brilliant position to awaken the spirits of life, to give stability and to donate pure happiness to its owner. He promotes creative ideas and at the same time ensures more freedom, inner serenity and peace. The burning stone is also extremely helpful in making decisions. Almost with foresight, he steers us in the right direction and allows us to be successful in our actions. At night, the amber catches bad dreams and lets us find a healthy, restful sleep. It is sufficient to keep the firing stone under the pillow. Before the amber can develop its healing and protective power, however, the stone needs to be carefully cleaned and charged.

Amber - application, cleaning and charging

After buying the amber, the buyer should first of all deal intensively and extensively with his guest. As with any guest, amber should be welcomed and appropriately entertained in its new home. Of course we should also offer the amber something. Namely our warmth, our solidarity and our natural openness. This is what the Brennstein can expect. After all, he should protect us later and rid us of complaints. To do this, the precious stone must get to know us. Only in this way can he reach us, only in this way will he transfer his blissful strength to us.

What sounds silly to some contemporaries makes sense with gemstones in particular. The consciously experienced feeling, looking at and perceiving the gemstone soon leads to a magical familiarity that can hardly be described with simple words. After the phase of getting to know each other (about 1 to 2 days), the phase of trying things out begins.

Now it is time to gently cleanse the stone and carefully charge it. The fuel stone is briefly cleaned and discharged under running, warm (not hot!) Water. This process should not take longer than three to five minutes, otherwise the gemstone could be damaged. Charging is also a bit more difficult than with other gemstones. Amber should never be exposed to the sun without protection. If this notice is disregarded, the amber will quickly become brittle and possibly cloudy. Hematite tumbled stones are proven to be used for the simple discharge of the amber.

Amber - the encounter with the extraordinary

In order to feel a healing effect or a protection, we should learn to understand the healing stone, internalize its positive energy and recognize its power. This works best in a quiet, slightly darkened place or, depending on your preference, completely darkened. A perfect atmosphere and a positive mood can also be created by candlelight.

Constant contact with the gem is important. This is preferably firmly gripped by the writing hand. In order to get in the mood for the amber, a comfortable sitting or lying position should be taken. Disturbances of any kind should be avoided entirely. As with common relaxation techniques, we concentrate completely on the amber in our hand, which now gradually feels warmer - in other words, it begins to react to us and shows this in the form of a beneficial heat build-up. It's almost as if he wanted to speak to us. Just like saying, “I'm ready. Is that you too? ”Once this point has been reached, the amber is allowed to wander. As a tried and tested meditation stone, we want to familiarize it with our “I”, but also with our “superego”. Every single part of the body that we show him, after contact with the amber, carries its healing power with it. A feeling of infinite security spreads. We feel free, carefree and easy. As light as a feather, which, carried by the wind, gently caresses our soul, gently inspires our senses and attentively, yet sustainably touches our heart. At this moment we are one with our amber, which from now on will accompany us strengthening and protecting us through our life.


A body-warm gemstone bath with, for example, complementary healing stones or the enjoyment of amber water (please, take in sips) round off the amber ceremony perfectly. Basically, a gemstone session can always take place to consolidate the healing powers and of course to intensively build up the protective effect when we long for warmth, strength and support. If it feels good to us, time doesn't matter - so a gemstone meditation can last an hour or more.

Interesting facts: Amber varieties, natural forms and types of amber

The individual varieties are determined depending on the degree of turbidity. In addition to blending, flowing transitions are the most common characteristics of real amber. The expert differentiates between the different levels as follows:

  • Appearance of the gemstone body: clear or almost clear, completely transparent, little color, slightly light yellow to clear brownish-brown (brownish-yellow).
  • Scattered with tiny vesicles, less transparent or dull to cloudy
  • Significant cloudiness, "impure", homogeneous, cloudy or spotty
  • Bone-like color embossing (ivory to whitish or pure white)
  • Foamy, yellowish white opaque cloudiness
  • Marbled or gray-black due to the binders: wood sludge, resin and earth.
  • Colored, mixture of varieties (clear to bone-colored), cracked
  • Antique, various shades of red to reddish brown.

Very rare amber varieties include bitterfeldite and glessite.

Amber - differences in natural forms

Topic: Primary and secondary natural forms or river forms. The primary river forms were formed during the Harz outflow, while the secondary ones were created by the weathering process or by "transport stress" to the camp.

Features of the primary flow forms:

  • Formation of so-called Schlauben (intermittent leakage of the resin. Covering of previous "resin flows"). Their appearance is clear, only the dividing lines are partially light, dusty soiling. Inclusions (insects or plants) are often present.
  • Cone formation (punctual resin flows which solidified when dripping down on their own thread). Resin stalactites are formed with prolonged flow of resin.
  • Resin, which drips down, forms so-called tears or drops in mostly flattened, disc-like, spherical or even pear-like shape.
  • Slabs or tiles, without accumulations of inclusions resin varieties behind the bark, as well as in any crevices.
  • Lump-like accumulations of resin hidden in secondary cavities. No inclusions available.

Characteristics of the secondary natural or river forms:

The main thing here is to point out the most common form with typical signs of weathering: the earth stone.

Amber - your types

Impressive and true. There are more than 80 different types of amber around the world. Their sometimes low occurrence makes them a “specialty” for collectors and experts. We find a fairly high occurrence of amber in the Baltic States (about 640,000 tons). The Bitterfeld amber deposit also has a lot of amber rarities to offer, such as succinite, Gedanite, Beckerite, Stantienite, Goitschit, Durglessit or pseudostantienite.

Physical and chemical properties of amber

With an estimated Mohs hardness of 2 to 2.5, amber is considered to be quite soft. Nevertheless, there are other types of amber (for example: bitterfeldite, goitschite or copal), which are even softer and therefore more sensitive in their nature. Specimens with an almost gummy substance have also been described. These include predominantly pseudostantienite or beckerite (very tough). Because of their low density, ambers seem to literally "float" in saturated salt solutions, and they are only slightly denser than water. The succinite or amber has no melting point. It becomes more malleable and softer at around 170 to 200 degrees Celsius. If the number of degrees of 300 is exceeded, it slowly decomposes. Dry distillation (often used in the past) creates valuable amber oil and amber rosin.

The electrical resistance of succinite is quite high. Its dielectric constant is more in the lower range and is therefore very low. UV radiation makes the amber glow. When sanded, it shines blue, but when weathered it shimmers olive green (matt). Moisture makes it shine. The same effect is achieved by a grinding process.

The amber we know consists mainly of carbon (67 to 81 percent), hydrogen and oxygen.Sometimes a little sulfur (up to about 1 percent) and other mineral components can also be added. There are many types of amber that are difficult to dissolve. Amber only reacts superficially to acetone, ether or sulfuric acid, for example, and amber quickly becomes dull and appears dull with such "aggressive" treatment. If the expert speaks of the nomenclature of fossil resins, it must be mentioned that this is quite confusing. This can easily lead to misunderstandings.

Its true geological age can hardly be determined. Nevertheless, it is clear that amber is one of the "primeval stones" and, with its versatility and inclusions, gives people on earth a lot of joy and will always do so.