The Real Reason behind Dominican Amber

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Amber is a unique and extensively popular substance given the status of a precious stone though it is not a stone. It is perhaps the only precious stone that has no mineral content. This fossilized form of resin from trees is found in several regions of the world.

Submitted: April 17, 2017

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Amber is a unique and extensively popular substance given the status of a precious stone though it is not a stone. It is perhaps the only precious stone that has no mineral content. This fossilized form of resin from trees is found in several regions of the world. Among the regions which house this extraordinary gift of nature, is the Dominican Republic. The northern coast of this republic houses the most extensive reserves. This variety has properties that are different from any other variety. These properties make it the most valuable and the finest variety.

How it is formed

The process of formation of the Dominican Amber is what makes this variety rich in several useful elements. The formation takes place when the resins secreted by trees dry up and combine with clay materials in the sandstone beds. This variety is the product of the warm weather conditions of the region and the resin of a prehistoric tree. It also possesses another fossil in high concentration. It is comparatively less hard than the Baltic variety. Another advantage is that it is found in all the characteristic colors. These are red, yellow and the relatively scarce shades of blue and green.

The Varied usefulness

This variety is both rich in its outer beauty and its intrinsic characteristics. It finds use in creating beautiful pieces of jewelry as well as treating major diseases. It is an integral component of many medicines. Asthma, which is one of the most widely spread and dreaded diseases currently can be cured using this variety. It is also used in making objects having religious significance. This includes making of religious idols of worship as well as the walls of many churches and temples. The usual quality with which the substance is endowed is present in a very powerful form in this variety. It is the power of raising one’s emotional stability.

A Check on The authenticity

While buying Dominican amber from stores or any jewelry, you might not get the authentic variety. In that case, you can try out some tests to check whether they are authentic. These include the simple saline water test, the test of rubbing and the test of heating it. Put it in saline water, after which the real ones will float. You can also rub it to any object and test whether your hair sticks to it. The real variety will have this property as it is electrostatic. Or else, you can heat it and check if it smells like smoky pine. This smell is a clear indication that it is authentic.

Go For This variety

Thus you have learned all about the Dominican variety. These facts will help you to choose the ideal one while you shop for such stones or jewelry. The exceptional qualities of this variety make it the most sought after variety. It is also being researched by scientists whether this variety has additional benefits. So next time you choose amber as your suitable jewelry material or for any other purpose, opt for this variety. It will give you utmost satisfaction.

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