Dominican Amber Importance

If you have a piece of carved Dominican amber, you do have something special. Dominican amber is old and hard and craftsmen all over the world appreciate its excellent quality. And if it has been carved by hand by a true master of trade, it is a precious and rare work of art.

Let me explain why: because there is very little of it therefore it is RARE in the true meaning and is not the amber sold all over the world. It is not the amber you will see in the Department store or the Supermarket next door or at the flea market in your neighborhood, where you definitely will find Baltic amber version.

Dominican amber has not been known as much as Baltic amber. Baltic amber is from the “old” European continent and therefore, publicity that has been going on for several thousand years, since the times of the old Celts.

And Dominican amber? Although its existence has been known since the discovery of the island “La Hispaniola” by Christopher Columbus, Dominican amber mines are only a major source of amber during the last 80 or so years. It is from the “new” continent and the ancient Greeks and Romans had no idea of its existence.

Is there a difference between one and the other?

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Dominican Amber Colors

Beside the regular and common “amber” color, Dominican amber comes in green and the most rare blue amber. We also have the natural red variation. But the green and blue are the most interesting and are being copied in an awkward way by many amber manufacturers. It is difficult to do, because the reason for the green and the blue amber is fluorescence.

Plants are photosensitive as such and amber comes from: trees. The resin becomes amber, but what becomes of the rest of the organic material from that tree? It undergoes a similar process as amber and becomes coal. Which is why people digging for coal often find Amber, and people digging for amber often find coal.  And here is another fact: we know that from the incomplete combustion of coal and wood and pretty much any other sort of fire, we can get polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons like Benzo(ghi)perylene which is present as a component of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) content in the environment usually resulting from the incomplete combustion or pyrolysis of organic matters.

Wow! Fascinating, isn’t it? No? If you want to know more about our carvings, go here: Amber carvings catalog.

But if you want to know our theory,

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Amber Carvings Catalog

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