Raw amber - occurrence, features, useful properties
Solar gems have been known to people since Paleolithic times. Our ancestors created necklaces, pendants, and amulets from them, attributing magical and healing qualities to cabochons. No wonder so many legends and myths have been created about precious stones. And now they are being studied by leading scientists - and this article will tell you about all the discoveries made by them! In this article on yantar.ua,
we delve into the world of amber, exploring its ancient origins, mystical qualities, and the latest scientific revelations. Discover the wonders of amber and unlock its secrets with us.
Cured resin - interesting facts
Amber is the fossilized resin of coniferous trees that grew in the Cretaceous (145-66 million years BC) and Paleogene (66-23.03 million years BC) periods. Aristotle and Pliny substantiated the hypothesis about this very origin of gems. However, there were also more poetic versions. For example, the ancient Romans believed that cabochons were born from the tears of Phaethon's mother and sisters - the son of the Sun god Helios, who tried to ride his father's chariot, but, unable to cope with the immortal horses, fell into the sea. And the Latvian legend says that the shining stones arose at the behest of the goddess Jurate, who yearns for her beloved Kastitis.
Sun gems are the only gems that have inclusions (natural inclusions in the form of arthropods, reptiles, or plants forever frozen in fossil resin). Such nuggets are quite rare and are of great interest to archaeologists, paleobotanists and cryptozoologists.
Cabochons without inclusions are valued no less. Natural precious stones are distinguished by an extremely rich palette - from snow-white (so-called "bone" or "milk" gems) to crimson, terracotta, dark brown and impenetrable black tones. Sometimes they even change color during wear, becoming brighter or fading. There are also many willing to buy raw amber, covered with a porous, rough crust of weathering - it looks original and natural.
Shimmering gems are mined in many parts of the world. Their deposits are in the USA, Mexico, Burma, Sicily, France, Romania, and the Kaliningrad region of Russia. However, the most promising field is hidden in the "amber triangle", located within the Volyn, Zhytomyr, Rivne and Kyiv regions. According to experts' estimates, gem reserves are about 2,000 tons, 95% of which are suitable for use in jewelry.
Amber in medicine
Jewelry made of petrified resin is not only a beautiful accessory, but also an effective medicine. Coming into contact with the skin, they saturate the body with trace elements (magnesium, potassium, zinc, selenium and iodine), as well as succinic acid and oil - powerful antioxidants and sorbents that destroy toxins, bacteria and even radioactive particles.
Solar gems prevent diseases of the thyroid gland and oncological ailments, relieve inflammatory processes (for example, with rheumatism), improve blood supply to all organs, normalize the functioning of the brain, joints and gastrointestinal tract. They have a positive effect on the lungs, serving as an excellent prevention of colds, sore throats, bronchitis and other similar diseases. Substances contained in precious stones also take care of the skin, increasing its elasticity, removing pimples, acne and age spots.
In order to feel a similar effect, you should buy a necklace made of raw amber - it is in such products that there are the most healing elements. You can wear them constantly or alternate with a pendant (it must be placed in the area of the solar plexus) or a bracelet - there are also many biologically active points on the wrist.
Stone chips are also used in therapy. It is used both externally, mixing with oil and massaging the sore areas with light movements for 10-15 minutes, and internally, making a special tincture (for this you will need to pour 2.5 g of crushed cabochons into 0.5 l of alcohol, strain the solution after a day and drain the sediment).
In addition, hardened resin successfully activates neural connections, eliminating the effects of long-term stress, depression, and other psychophysiological problems, as well as relieving headaches and migraines. Wearing accessories made of it, you will always feel cheerfulness and joy of life.
Solar gems are an inexhaustible source of energy
Useful properties of amber are studied not only by medicine and pharmacology - it is also in demand in esoteric practices. Charms made of radiant stones were found even in the homes of Upper Paleolithic inhabitants (40-12 thousand years ago). By the way, one of these parking lots is located in the village of Mezhirychi (Dniprov region, Ukraine).
Products made of hardened resin endow the owner with inspiration, charisma, faith in one's own strength, optimism and the ability to insist on one's own. In addition, they develop intuition, give calmness and peace. With such talismans, you will succeed in any endeavor, find good luck and enlist the support of higher forces. And if you keep pieces of natural amber in the house, your home will be reliably protected from ill-wishers, envious people, evil forces and natural disasters.
Gem jewelry is a traditional accessory for pregnant women and nursing mothers - they facilitate pregnancy, allow faster recovery after childbirth, and promote abundant lactation. And in ancient times, such products were also worn on babies - it was believed that with them the child would be healthy, beautiful and strong.
Who is amber suitable for? Almost all signs of the Zodiac are astrologically compatible with him. Yes, precious stones best affect representatives of the fiery element - Leos, Aries and Sagittarius, strengthening them and cleansing them of negative influences. Those born under the "air" stars of Libra, Aquarius and Gemini will receive creative impulse and strength to implement plans from solar gems. After trying on jewelry made of hardened resin, "water" signs (Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio) will be able to become calm and balanced. But "earthly" symbols, and especially Taurus, shining cabochons are contraindicated.
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