Amber (Russian from Latin) or jade (Turkish from Persian) means “that draws a straw.” The Latin name is succinate, Jade is an amorphous yellow-brown mineral of the fossil resin group. The largest sites are on the Baltic coasts, Russia, Romania, Mexico and the Dominican Republic.
Rubbing becomes electrically negative.
Given his belief in his magical powers, the need for amber arises in prehistoric times. The ancient Greek name for amber is electron. The most ancient Greek myths state the peculiar properties of amber formed by the tears that dived the Heliades over the dead Faeton. In antiquity it is associated with various beliefs. It was worn as a charm and jewelry. From the shores of the Baltic he reached Aquileia (the Amber route).
Jade is used for decoration as jewelry, insulation material, and the lacquer industry. Amber is not officially a crystal, but a resin of extinct coniferous trees. The jade age is over 50 million years old, which has hardened and fossilized. It is thought to have a similar effect as real crystals. Because of its golden-brown or yellow color, they call it the “gold of the north.” Jade occurs in orange, red and white. Red amber, considered the most beautiful and expensive, can be found in Mexico.
Etymology and description:
Amber or jade (Russian amber, Lithuanian gintãras, Turkish kehruba, kehlibar, Persian kehrubā, kāhrubā: one that attracts straw) is an amorphous mineral from the fossil resin group. Most often it is yellow. There is brown and red jade; it is rarely blue or green. Amber is a plant resin of tertiary coniferous trees. In addition to various fossil resins, it contains succinic acid and essential oil. Amber contains on average 78% carbon, 10% hydrogen, 11% oxygen, 0.4% sulfur, etc. It is found in the form of grain, tubers and currencies in the “blue land” of the lower Oligocene, on the shores of the Baltic.
It was transferred from the Baltic shores to the younger, especially diluvial sediments. There are more in Romania and Russia. Polishing gives a nice glow. It is used as insulating material for the production of special lacquer, for jewelry and decorative items.
Jade is attributed to various supernatural, protective and healing properties (protection against throat diseases, elimination of urinary disturbances). Its occurrence in mythologies was often explained by divine influence.
For amulets, beads and various figures, it was used in Paleolithic (in the area where its natural sites are). In the Neolithic, and especially in the Bronze and Iron Age, amber was increasingly in demand. The live trade of the so-called. through the Baltic to the Mediterranean.
In the first millennium, considerable centers of amber trade and processing were established in the northern Adriatic and its continental hinterland (northern Italy, the Dolenjska region, Istria, the Croatian coast, northern Dalmatia, Lika), in Etruria, Piceno and Apulia.
In Croatia, amber jewelry, necklaces, amber-grain fibulae, small figured plastics, are especially often found in the graves of Japod and Liburne.
The Romans rediscovered amber in the early Roman times; for Nero the amber route from the Baltic was restored, ending in
Aquileia. The Aquileia has become a specialized jade processing center.
Artistic amber processing was especially flourishing in the period from the Flavians to the Antoninas. Except for jewelry, ceremonial and votive articles, jade was used to decorate furniture.
Amber-treated artifacts have been found in the graves in Topusko (Croatia) and Solin (Croatia).
In the Middle Ages, it matched the precious stones in value. Therefore, it was less commonly used. During the Renaissance and Baroque times, many royal and princely courts were operated by special craftsmen who made amber objects (jewelry, medallions, small plastics).
At the end of XVII. The Baltic cities of Königsberg (Kaliningrad) and Danzig (Gdańsk) became centers of amber art production. During the XVIII. In the 19th century, amber tiles often covered wooden furniture and lined the walls of representative rooms (the so-called amber room in Tsarskoye Selo, Russia, disappeared in World War II, reconstructed in 2003).
From the second half of XVIII. by the early twentieth century, the use of amber for decorative items had gradually decreased.
Amber jewelry and decorative items came into vogue around the 1920s.
Unfortunately, fake crystals are sometimes sold under the name “amber”.
There is a way to tell if jade is real amber or is counterfeit.
It is necessary to heat a thin needle and stick it in the amber.
If the amber is original, it will smell of resin.
If you do not smell the resin or any other odor, it is a glass forgery. The smell of plastic means that your amber is plain plastic.
The largest amber sites are on the North and Baltic coasts.
Ninety percent of the amber site is today located along the eastern Baltic coast. Jade is taken out of the sea.
The waves throw pieces to shore. Divers are often needed to bring amber out of the sea.
There are large underground mines in which amber is sought.
Since amber is an ancient resin, it is often found in leaves, flowers or insects – fossils that have remained preserved in amber.
Amber has been known to humans since prehistoric times.
In stone age it served as a means of payment. Since antiquity it has been used as a cure for headache and toothache, and a talisman against evil forces.
Jade has always been revered as a powerful healer and purifier of the body. It has a reputation for boosting the immune system, reducing inflammation, and helping to heal wounds.
The Romans believed that amber protected the body from injury, and many gladiators carried jade when fighting.
Preventative and therapeutic properties
Crystals are increasingly used in the prevention and treatment of health problems. Jade is one of the most famous crystals and among those who refuse to attach importance to crystals.
Amber is used today as a preventative for many diseases and an effective cure.
As with traditional medicine – crystals have a positive effect on some people. Some people only later feel their healing effect. You can wear amber in a necklace, bracelet, on a belt around a belt, in a pocket or under a bandage on the skin.
Crystal therapists suggest attaching amber to the skin to treat a sore part of the body. For example, if a joint hurts, wrap it with a bandage, and place an amber under the bandage. It is used in the form of a necklace worn to touch the skin of the baby.
Women (who want to become pregnant) are advised to carry amber hung from their belts or in their pockets.
It has a positive effect on the endocrine system and normalizes hormone secretion.
Stimulates thyroid function, speeds up metabolism, speeds up digestion and eliminates stomach problems.
It relieves kidney, bladder and liver problems. Facilitates urination and elimination of fluid.
It has antibacterial and antiviral properties. Helps with infectious respiratory diseases and asthma.
It produces excellent results in rheumatic diseases, joint pain and various skin problems. Reduces inflammation and speeds up wound healing.
It has analgesic properties. The amber in the necklace relieves pain in children as their teeth grow. Amber oil penetrates the skin during massage and relieves muscle pain. It relieves women of menstrual cramps.
It stimulates a positive state of mind. It is recommended for people who suffer from depression or anxiety. In Chinese medicine, amber powder is used against epilepsy.
It draws love into life. It serves as a stone for happiness and protection.
How to Maintain Jade and Jade Items |
Amber, like other crystals, should be regularly maintained by emptying, cleaning, and filling procedures. Regular cleaning, emptying, and charging of crystals drives its energy and brings it to full power. As amber absorbs pain and negative energy, it must be cleaned frequently. Then recharge with healing energy.
Cleaning should be frequent and should be very short – preferably under lukewarm water. You can also wash it with some mild agents. Wipe it off with a plain cotton cloth. If the amber has lost its luster, rub it a little with olive oil. Jade is very sensitive to cosmetics and sweating (blackens and loses its opacity) and therefore it is not advisable to wear it constantly on the body. Amber is cleaned more often but briefly under a stream of lukewarm water.
How to charge crystals
Before each charge, it is important to read the instructions on how the selected crystal is charged. The heat and light of the sun do not fit all the crystals, but only those with a custom structure. Such crystals take about two to three hours to fully energize in the sun. Amber is very sensitive. It does not tolerate direct sunlight. It should be charged in daylight in the shade. Better yet – in the morning and evening when the sun is not strong.
It is important to avoid charging at noon when the sun’s rays fall vertically to the ground. There is also a group of crystals that are even more sensitive than amber so it takes up to 30 minutes to charge. These include pomegranate, azurite and jasper jasmine. If the day is cloudy (regardless of the clouds) the sun is still active and the crystals can still be energized. until the collision of energies.
Jade formula: C10H16O(of which 75% C, 10% H, 15% O), a mixture of different hardnesses of organic origin (resin)
Jade color: waxy to honey yellow with admixtures (most common), bluish green (rarely) to red, and very rare in orange, white. There is still blue amber from Sicily, black amber from Romania. The most beautiful and expensive is considered red amber from the Mexican Chiapas.
Basic Chakras: It is most active on the plexus solrais (umbilical chakra). It is very effective on all other chakras.
Horoscope: Gemini, Cancer, Lion, Virgo
Spiritual meaning: amber is a stone of light and warmth. Since time immemorial, it has been prized as a special gift of nature. In the Orient it is worn as an amulet against evil forces, for deepening meditation, prayer, or as a means for clairvoyants. It is filled with ancient solar energy that has the ability to purify our entire body. It enlightens our emotional world, eliminates sadness, depression, hopelessness and awakens in us the will to live and all its benefits. It develops a fateful determination that can positively affect the course of life. It gives us balance, rest and peace of mind.
Medicinal properties: amber activates positive thinking, willpower and patience. Because of these characteristics, it is a very good means of preventing many diseases. We can put it on all the chakras where we feel pressure, tension, blockages, illnesses or disturbances. It is most effective in the umbilical chakra where it affects the overall physical and mental state of the organism. Its gentle and radiant vibration affects hormones, digestive tract, bladder, stomach problems, intestines, liver. On throat chakra it helps with asthma, bronchitis, upper respiratory tract infections or warms us up with fever. It relieves rheumatic diseases, joint inflammation, arthritis, arthrosis and back pain. Boosts immunity, activates tissue change and regulates thyroid function. Amber elixir is great for treating skin diseases, superficial wounds, psoriasis, exemas and allergies. In the oral cavity it treats inflammation of the gums and mucous membranes. It is proven to work with babies in the growth of the first tooth, eye and ear disease, rheumatism, dizziness, epilepsy, heart problems and malaria. The amber elixir is always drunk in the morning on a fast. In some countries, the habit of making elixirs of amber in wine has been maintained (a piece of amber is placed in a very small amount of wine overnight) and is drunk on the fasts in the morning. In this way, the level of gastric juices is maintained and digestion is improved.
Note: Amber is not a pharmaceutical drug !!!
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