Blue amber, also known as blue amberite, is a relatively rare variety of amber that exhibits varying degrees of blue color when exposed to sunlight, distinguishing it from the warm hues of red, yellow, brown, and black commonly found in regular amber. It has earned the nickname "Blue Elf" or "King of Amber" among collectors.
Blue amber refers to a collection of amber varieties that appear golden when illuminated by transmitted light but exhibit a range of colors such as green, blue-green, sky blue, and bluish-purple when illuminated by natural light against a black background. The two major sources of blue amber are the Dominican Republic and Mexico, known as Dominican blue amber and Mexican blue amber, respectively.
The unique sky blue and bluish-purple hues found in Dominican blue amber have captivated countless admirers. Originally a common type of amber found in geological layers, Dominican blue amber formed millions of years ago when lava from Dominican Republic's volcanic activity flowed over the surface, subjecting the buried amber to high temperatures. During this process, fluorescent substances known as polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons became incorporated into the amber, creating the conditions for the formation of Dominican blue amber, which possesses its enchanting blue color.
Mexican blue amber, when illuminated by natural light against a black background, typically displays a noticeable greenish tint. Additionally, the fluorescence of Mexican blue amber under ultraviolet light is generally weaker than that of Dominican blue amber. This is why, despite both being blue amber, Mexican blue amber is more affordable compared to Dominican blue amber. Mexican blue amber is known for its overall higher clarity and cost-effectiveness, making it popular among certain consumers. In recent years, its prices have also been on the rise.
Blue amber has the following effects:
Pain relief: Since ancient Roman times, blue amber has been used for its medicinal properties. It can be ground into powder and applied to wounds to effectively alleviate pain.
Joint benefits: Blue amber can help alleviate joint pain, cold accumulation, and promote blood circulation. It is beneficial for treating rheumatism.
Calming and soothing: Blue amber has calming and soothing properties, helping to alleviate anxiety and restlessness.
Radiation absorption: Blue amber is believed to have the ability to absorb radiation.
Sleep improvement: Blue amber is known to aid in achieving better sleep.
What is the symbolic meaning of women wearing blue amber? Women wearing blue amber symbolize eternal charm. It possesses strong abilities to ward off evil and promote good health. Wearing blue amber for an extended period can benefit overall well-being, enhance appearance, improve blood circulation, and alleviate aging.
Blue amber is also a symbol of taste and status. Dominican blue amber is praised as a "royal treasure." Its blue fluorescence against a black background, particularly the pure sky blue, makes it one of the most precious gemstones in European royalty, often referred to as "royal blue."
Blue amber is also regarded as a lucky charm, offering protection from harm. The color spectrum of Dominican blue amber is rich and mysterious, presenting different hues under various lighting conditions. It provides a multi-dimensional visual experience, allowing people to integrate their emotional world with its captivating colors.
All blue amber objects sold by the Yi Shun Yuan are made of genuine blue amber sourced from Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Owning a set of blue amber objects is also considered a special connection and fate. The gallery encourages those who appreciate blue amber to leave comments and share their experiences. Here are a few images of blue amber objects sold by the Yi Shun Yuan. Please refrain from copying or using them without permission. May all your wishes come true!