ROUGH & RAW BLUE AMBER
Welcome to the Original Promoter of Dominican Blue Amber.
We offer you all qualities of rough (or semi-polished) blue amber, from ultra-blue
to the sky-blue and everything in between.
Dominican Blue Amber isnatural amber, the way it comes from the mines -
without enhancement in any way. We have rough blue amber, polished blue amber -
blue amber beads. But we don't only have Dominican Blue Amber but also other c
colors of Dominican amber.
Since there is much interest for blue amber, mainly for the top quality, please
contact us to see what we have available at this moment. Also feel free to ask
any question you have.
CUT & POLISHED AMBER
We also have other colors of Dominican
amber, produce some very nice cut and
polished amber pieces like cabochons and
beads, and sometimes even jewelry on
demand. Contact us and let us know your
WHY IS BLUE AMBER BLUE?
Blue amber is blue, but not the way you might think. When sunlight strikes the
Blue Amber on a white surface the light particles pass right through and are refracted
by the white surface. The result: the Blue amber looks almost like any other
Dominican amber, only with a light blue hue. But on a black surface, the light
particles can't refract, so it is the Amber that refracts, and the hydrocarbons
in the Blue Amber turn the sun's ultraviolet light into blue light particles.
The result: the famous blue glow of Blue Amber. Find more information at
It is not "succinite" like Baltic amber, but "retinite". It is fossilized tree resin
from an ancient relative of a tropical species called "algarroba". It is real,
old amber, not young copal and can have an age up to 40 million years
(New York Times, October 29, 2006 ) Although the book and film
The outcrop is much, much less than Baltic amber, therefore it is rare in the
true meaning of the word and not found all over the globe. It is the amber
that still carries the tradition of being something special. Hence, it is not the
amber artificially "enhanced" material you will see at the flee market or
in the Supermarket jewelry store next door.
Why have only a few heard about natural Blue Amber from the Dominican Republic?
Very simple: There is extremely little of it and in its AAA quality it is more rare
(and sometimes more expensive) than gold and diamonds. As a result, Blue Amber
is very exclusive material for precious gems. Even when the mining and sale of
Dominican amber began in the sixties and seventies of the last century, for a
long time BLUE Amber was only a Collector's item known to a selected few.
Matter of fact, up to this date not even the common Dominican citizen has
heard of it. Mainly Asian and Far East customers cherish the top-top quality
as a precious material - and can afford it. But we also have less-expensive
beautiful blue amber for all kinds of applications at the wholesale and retail level,
depending on quantity, quality and size.