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.
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 "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. Hence, it is not the amber you will see in the Supermarket jewelry store next door.
We offer you all qualities of rough (raw) blue amber, from ultra-blue to the sky-blue.
Dominican Blue Amber is natural amber, the way it comes from the mines - without enhancement in any way.
Since there is much interest for blue amber, mainly for the top quality, please contact us to see what we have available.