“Amber is the colour of your energy, shades of gold displayed naturally” – 311
Amber is the *birthstone for people born in NOVEMBER. It is said to bring a care free, sunny disposition, promote good luck and success and dissolve oppositions for the wearer.
Amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but a fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions of years. Amber is usually thought of as yellow golden in hue, but amber also can be found in shades of milky white, red-orange, green, black and even (very rarely) violet.
Early physicians prescribed amber for headaches, heart problems, arthritis and a variety of other ailments. Put amber in water or wine for 1-14 days, and the liquid shall be good against stomach-ache/asthma. In ancient times, amber was carried by travellers for protection.
In the Far East, amber is the symbol of courage; Asian cultures regard amber as the ‘soul of the tiger’; Egyptians placed a piece of amber in the casket of a loved one to ensure the body would forever remain whole.
Because it is relatively inexpensive and of light weight, it is often used as large stones in rings, pendants, bracelets and ear-rings, and is often set in silver.
Occurrence – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, Shores of the Baltic Sea near Denmark, Norway and England.
Colour – Golden Honey Yellow, Rich Orange, Red to Brown
Hardness – 2 – 2.5 (it is less than 7 in the Moh’s scale of hardness therefore not too pricy)
Sign of Amber – Leo , Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer and Scorpio
Birthstone – November, August, January, March, July
*Birthstones and Sign stones are gem stones which in some culture are believed to “have more vibration power at certain times of the year. The month of a stone’s power time determines your birthstone. These gem stones have more vibration power for you because they are associated with the time of your birth.” – Gemlore
Some stones can be found under several months and Zodiac signs. Feel free to accept the ones you want.
*Photos from Google. Excerpts taken from Emily Gems and Find Your Fate.