Blue amber comes in different shades of blue. Which is the best is a matter of taste.
We offer you all qualities, from ultra-blue to the sky-blue.
Since there is much interest for blue amber, mainly for the top quality, please contact us to see what we have available.
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. 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.
We also 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 special needs.
Dominican Blue Amber is natural amber, the way it comes from the mines - without enhancement in any way.
Dominican Amber 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 )
Dominican amber mines are only a major source of amber during the last 70 years, although its existence has been known about since the times of the descovery of the island by Christopher Colombus. But since there is not much publicity, the uninformed majority knows little about it.
Although the book and film "Jurassic Park" gave it quite a boost and told the world about its existence. 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, accessible only for a few. Hence, it is not the amber you will see in the Supermarket jewelry store next door.
* Dominican amber is found in a wide range of natural colors, some exclusively Dominican, which also places it as a class apart.
* Dominican amber is not "enhanced" by heat, oil treatment or autoclaved. These technics are not even known here.
* It is cut and polished fossil resin, just the way it comes from the mines.
* No pressed amber or "ambroid" is being used. Amber pieces too small to be used, or amber meal are disposed of.
* It is not industrialized. Whatever is made from Dominican Amber, beads, cabochons, carvings etc. is "hand made" and original.
But Blue Amber is not only a stone. Blue Amber is a legend. Enjoy the movie.