Amber Consumer Information
As provided and validated by various gemmological organizations, laboratories and the "World Jewelry Confederation CIBJO"
green. Impurities and organic substances cause colours in amber. Green and blue ambers are so perceived due to strong fluorescence in some amber from the Dominican Republic.
piece. In the space between the bubbles, the resin is clear. The bubble inclusions actually interfere with the passage of light through the amber, resulting in the dilution and variation of color and opaqueness. For example, there are so many bubbles in milky amber, when examined under the microscope, it resembles sea foam – thus causing the solid milky color.
colours. Amber is sometimes dyed to add a darker tone to lighter materials. Two factors that affect the color of amber is air and the actual tree source.
handling, heat and chemicals for all amber. They are soft, occasionally brittle, and porous enough to be attacked by acids. Cleaning may be performed using a dampened cloth or a moistened soft bristle toothbrush. Strong colours in amber are considered collector items, as is any amber containing unusual insects. Entomologists seeking to understand a bygone world often collect these amber samples for further study.