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Imagine a beautifully polished green amber with Polish silverwork and original designs which are beautiful, heart stopping, even. Most of all, the eye-pleasing color makes one want to reach out and touch it- soft, lush- unbelievably green. This amber is treated either with a jeweler’s paste on the back and then heated, or the amber stone is simply heated, then set into a frame with a silver backing.

Of course, the real methods are guarded, as are many secrets of the gem industry. Today they are accepted by the Amber Association in Poland simply as a variation of amber color  enhancement. Just as peridot, citrine, turquoise and most all gems are treated and stabilized to bring out luster and shine, similar treatments are used to enhance the green colored amber. Natural green amber is a mix of clear amber and a pale greenish-yellow tone. Generally it contains many, many inclusions of plant and earth hubris. These inclusions are large and the amber is beautiful and unusual. This type of amber is sometimes referred to as earth amber. It contains sediments and veritable gardens of organic materials. You’ll know this amber, if you ever have an opportunity to see it, by its distinct characteristics of dark inclusions and yellow-green color. It does NOT look anything like green amber on the market today-that is the real green amber.

At present, the majority of amber comes from Kaliningrad (Koningsberg) currently an enclave of the Russian Federation, and lesser amounts from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Germany.  When Poland broke away from the Soviet system, many little private amber firms were founded, and the art of amber gradually began to return.

This kind of amber excited the marketplace and placed amber once again as a fashion-forward gemstone. Not only that, but it also allowed us the entire amber industry to focus on all the colour variations in amber, both enhanced and natural. Which is precisely why we are so fortunate today to be experiencing a Renaissance in the art of amber. It’s not only amber but also larimar stones that can add some beauty and elegance to your ornaments . Larimar is a variety of pectolite, or a rock composed largely of pectolite, an acid silicate hydrate of calcium and sodium. Although pectolite is found in many locations, none have the unique volcanic blue coloration of larimar. This blue color, distinct from that of other pectolites, is the result of copper substitution for calcium. The exquisite stone comes in a few different colours. Its coloration varies from white, light-blue, green-blue to deep blue. Check out more about the larimar stones at http://www.drfinejewels.com/

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