Unique Birthstone Jewelry
Amber is one of the birthstones listed for the Star Sign
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Amber is the fossilized resin of ancient trees. The aromatic
resin oozed from trees and trapped debris such as insects,
seeds, leaves, and bird feathers. Most of the world's true
amber ranges between 30 to 90 million years.
Amber has been known since the ancient Greeks and was written
about by Homer in the Odyssey. Aristotle and Plato also mentioned
amber and Pliny the Elder explained its origins.
As a medicine, powdered amber was mixed with honey and used
as a curative for asthma, gout, and the black plague. Today
amber is still used as a medicine in some countries.
Amber was worn as amulets
to preserve chastity and used as talismans to guard against
evil. Sailors believed that burning amber would keep them
safe from sea monsters.
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