Amber is fossilized tree resin which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, Amber is made into a variety of decorative objects and used in jewellery.
Amber was known as "elecktron" to the ancient Greeks because rubbing a piece of amber with a soft cloth gives it an electric charge, a rare property among precious stones. The ancient Germans knew amber as "bernstein" (literally, "burn stone") because they valued it for its use as incense rather than as a precious stone.
Amber is well known for its ability to dispel and cleanse a person or area of negative energies. It also has Past Life Connections. Amber is often used in meditations or spells that concern discovering and/or contacting our former selves.
Amber helps to balance the emotions, clear the mind and release negative energy. It aids manifestation, eases stress by clearing phobias and fears, and it is a lovely warm stone to wear. Amber is highly effective for controlling the pain of rheumatism, arthritis, and aching muscles and joints. Amber is also an anti-anxiety remedy that rids fatigue and weariness, excellent pain relief for head, neck and throat areas, especially for congestion.
Amber opens the throat centre, treating goiters and other throat problems. It also treats stomach, spleen, kidneys, bladder, liver and gallbladder. Amber strengthens the mucus membranes and alleviates joint problems.
Although Baltic amber is well known, the history of amber includes many countries and cultures, not just those in the Baltic region. Archaeologists have found many beautifully carved amber pieces in graves, dating back around 2000 b.c. or before.