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About amber colors in detail

As you know, amber is not quite a stone. This is an ancient resin, the age of which is 30-50 million years. Its deposits can be found all over the world, but the most famous are the Baltic, Dominican and Polish. For a long time, scientists believed that Baltic and Rivne amber have the same origin, but it was proved that they are two completely different species. Although they have many similar characteristics, the Rivne variety has a wider palette of shades and color nuances, its stones are larger and have a uniform color structure. Thanks to these properties, Polissya amber is successfully used to create high-quality jewelry.

Speaking about the color of amber in detail, it is worth noting that only the honey-yellow gem has 250 shades. In addition, the stones are completely colorless, brown, red, yellow, as well as green and even black. Very often there are multi-colored stones in which one color smoothly transitions into another. Monochromes are rare. The color of the stone determines its value. Almost all Polish amber has a unique range of colors and is used for jewelry purposes. For a wide selection of amber jewelry showcasing these exquisite colors, visit, where you can explore a stunning range of Polish amber pieces that highlight the unique beauty of this ancient resin.

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Amber color

Amber of any deposit is divided according to the degree of transparency into matte, translucent and transparent. The colors of natural amber of Baltic and Polish origin are quite similar, but shades of Polish are more multifaceted. Among Ukrainian amber, you can find wax-white stones, as well as cherry, cognac, yellow-white, yellow-green, not to mention the usual honey-yellow. Blue stones are less common in Ukraine. The Dominican Republic is considered a famous deposit of blue amber, where 90% of the stones are transparent, with many inclusions and green-blue shades.

In more detail, "stone of the sun" is divided into varieties:

  • Klar - colorless transparent.
  • Smoky - transparent from light yellow to dark shades of yellow to red.
  • Bastard - medium transparent, non-uniform yellow color.
  • Bone - white opaque, resembling ivory with a shade from white to the color of condensed milk, very rare.
  • Layered - also differs in white color, but it cannot be polished, it is not usually used for jewelry purposes.
  • Foamy - opaque with many bubbles inside.
  • Contaminated - from gray to black; opaque; not polished;
  • Open-red, with a thick crust of oxidation; shines through; polishes poorly.

It is interesting that various shades of resin were given at one time by plant and animal inclusions, as well as the presence of certain chemical elements. The presence of iron oxide gives the gem a reddish and brown shade, calcite-white, abitum - black, sulfur pyrite or algae - green, etc.

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Rare amber

When talking about amber, most of us think of warm yellow and brown stones. These colors and their many shades are quite widespread among Baltic and Polish amber, as well as Dominican amber. But it is worth noting that the rare amber of milky and yellow-green color, which can be found only in the Polis deposit, is highly valued. It is believed that a stone the color of wax or milk is the most expensive and noble, although different colors and shades are popular in each country at different times.

Products made of white amber are an order of magnitude higher than products made of stones of traditional yellow shades. Despite its rarity, you can buy milk amber in an online store specializing in amber products.