New with tags Calibrated Mexican Amber Sphere Necklace B grade 5.75mm Spheres Calibrated Mexican Amber Sphere Necklace B grade 5.75mm Spheres Calibrated Mexican Amber Sphere Necklace B grade 5.75mm Spheres Calibrated Mexican Amber Sphere Necklace B grade 5.75mm Spheres A beautiful hand crafted necklace made of 100% calibrated 5.75mm Mexican amber spheres with a hand made sterling silver clasp. In certain light the spheres display the famous Mexican amber blue/green fluorescence. Mexican amber is 22-30 million years old, is a warming, organic substance and is highly valued for its metaphysical properties including offering protection, healing, and strengthening of the body. This amber is sourced locally and hand selected by us in southern Mexico. It is manually cut and polished in our lapidary shop. For you, this means that you are receiving a product crafted entirely by hand in 100% Chiapas amber. We do not outsource any part of the process to any third parties. When you buy from us, you are buying directly from the creators of these fine pieces, so place your order with confidence!
Details: Mexican Amber Sphere Necklace Grade: B grade
Length: approx 42-45cm Color: Honey with blue/green daylight fluorescence Origin: Material: Color:
Weight: 8 gDimensions: mm x mm x mm Info About Us: Welcome to Samora Minerals and Amber Co. Formerly know as Samora Minerals. We will continue to offer the same quality goods and impeccable service as always! All that has changed is our name. Custom and wholesale orders welcomed. Amber: Mexican amber is from the Miocene and Oligocene epochs and is 22-26 million years old. Mexican amber, like Dominican amber, formed from the hymenaea protera tree. This amber was purchased mine direct. Find out more about amber at More: Check here for other amber items! If you have a special request it is likely that I have what you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to ask. Be sure to look at my about me page to learn more about Samora Minerals. I can source anything straight from the mines. Thank you! Shipping Shipping cost:Shipping costs will depend upon your choice between economy or express services. Shipping Service:Most items will be shipped by USPS. We use this service because it is fast, safe, and reliable. Delivery time: Item will be shipped 1-2 business days after payment has cleared. Payment Please pay within 7 days of auction ending. Returns will be given as money back less shipping and applicable fees. We accept PayPal and or direct bank deposit. All shipping will commence upon money clearance. Please contact us if you have any questions. Recent additions Samora Minerals has publicly offered unique minerals specimens, amber and jewelry since 2004. We have maintained our great reputation due to continual self analysis in trying to give the customer the best possible buying experience and providing the best of goods with accurate descriptions and competitive pricing. We are practitioners of local employment focus with living wages, top working conditions and quality craftsmanship, whilst supporting the local artistic community. Orders of all sizes are welcome. Whether your order is small or large Samora Minerals can accommodate. If you are looking for raw amber, polished amber, or amber jewelry in wholesale quantities please email or call for specific pricing. Due to a close working relationship with amber miners and being mine owners any special request can be met. Many museum quality specimens pass through the hands of Samora Minerals and could easily become a center piece of your collection or inventory. Our inventory extends beyond online store’s contents alone. If you have your own designs, Samora Minerals can work with you bring them to life and to your door. Whether orders are wholesale, custom, or simply one from our online store, Samora Minerals will work with you to ensure that your experience – and not just your purchase – is a lasting one. We work directly with many different mines and can offer small and large quantities of a variety of minerals and crystals. We offer by the kilo, ton or container. Please contact us for our list of available products. To show off the fantastic play of color and light inherent in Mexican amber, we photograph it under a UV black light, a LED white light, and in natural sunlight to highlight the blue green fluorescence of this special type of amber. The UV light is also used in grading to show clarity, sap or flow lines, clouds, inclusions, and impurities. Shipping Returns Payments Custom Jewelry / Carvings Wholesale All shipping is done multiple times throughout each week from Portland Oregon. Domestic Shipping: All domestic shipping will be with USPS and can take between 1-4 days for delivery depending on location. International Shipping: First Class USPS International Shipping can take between 1 – 2 weeks to arrive to most destinations. Shipping services can sometimes have delays due to different country’s customs and shipping services. If your item is delayed please do not leave negative or neutral feedback without first contacting us to resolve the issue. Expedited Shipping is available. For customers purchasing more than one item, please wait for us to combine the shipping costs before completing payment. We will gladly accept returns for valid reasons only, no buyer’s remorse. Please contact us within the first week to initiate the return process. With buyers remorse we will be able to exchange the item for other items or give store credit to the original value. We accept Paypal and expect payment within 7 days of purchase. We employ many talented artisans, jewelers and sculptors. If you have an idea for a specialized piece, please contact us to make your dreams come true. We can and do cater for those wishing to purchase most of our items in wholesale lots. Please contact us for details and pricing. Photographing Amber Properties of Amber All about Amber The Origin of Amber Differing from tree sap, it is the tree resin that is the origin of amber. Beginning in canals and pockets of the tree as a semi solid amorphous organic substance – adding millions of years, some heat, time and pressure results in the beautiful and much sought after semi precious amber. Amber is therefore a fully fossilized natural item. Mexican and Dominican amber is 24-30 million years old, coming from the upper Oligocene to lower Miocene periods. Mexican and Dominican amber was formed from the resin of an ancient tropical tree, the Hymenea. Amber vs Copal Where amber and copal have the same chemical formula, copal is actually very young amber, 10000 years vs at least 20 million years. Changes that come with millions of years differentiate the two. Amber has had time, heat and pressure to convert the organic molecules via polymerization into long chain polymers, and therefore a more solid complete product. Copal on the other hand contains liquids in the form of oils, acids and alcohol which give it it’s distinct smell and is used for incense and the like. The smell test is one way to differentiate the two by inserting a hot needle into the stone and smelling the result. Although, the best test for differentiation is by rubbing a small amount of solvent or acetone on the surface of the piece – copal will result in a sticky residue surface, where as amber will not be effected. Different types of Amber Mexican and Dominican amber has more clarity and is more likely to contain inclusions of fossils and organic matter than Baltic amber. Mexican and Dominican amber ranges from pale yellow through to amber to cognac to red. The red amber from this region is naturally red due to absorbed iron and is not treated like red Baltic amber. One of the most desired colors of Mexican and Dominican amber is the blue/green, and blue colors. At certain light angles the blue / green colors become prominent making this region’s amber unique. Mexican and especially Dominican amber has more fluorescence under the black light compared with the Baltic amber. Mexican and Dominican amber also tends to be untreated when it comes to market. Due to it’s abundance and commonality, most people associate amber with Baltic amber. Baltic amber is mostly heavily treated, including heating in oil to improve clarity, using heat and burning to create colors. The colors can range from transparent, bright yellows through to darker yellows, cognac, honey color and occasionally hues of red. Our Mexican and Dominican amber is NOT treated, ever. We guarantee that it is natural and organic. Grading Amber Color Amber comes in many variety of colors, ranging from clear yellow through to deep dark colors. Some color definitions include, honey, cognac, green, green/blue, red, aqua, violet and blue. Mexican amber is especially well-known for its blue/green hues and also the rare deep red color. Clarity Amber clarity can range from transparent through to opaque, with the transparent amber the most prized. Inclusions When the Amber tree’s resin was released it sometimes trapped insects, other plants and other materials like fungi. These inclusions can add great value to the amber. Mexican and Dominican amber is well known for their inclusions Metaphysical properties of AmberAmber is known for it’s warming, stimulating, clarifying and calming properties Amber is a very effective protection stone; it serves as a protective shield against taking on others pain in healing sessions. Amber aids in healing and strengthening the body. Amber helps on find love and see the beauty in all things. Blue/green fluorescent amber is unique to tropical ambers found only in Chiapas, the Dominican Republic, and Indonesia where the now extinct Hymenaea Protera tree once thrived. It is the presence of the hydrocarbon, perylene, in the amber that causes this blue green fluorescence. Perylene is formed when organic matter is burnt. It is believed that smoke containing perylene was deposited into the sticky resin leaking from the trees during forest fires, and is therefore present the fossilized resin today. Fluorescence is the light that molecules give off when they’ve gone into an excited or energized electronic state. When natural light passes through amber on a white surface, it is refracted by the white surface and for the most part passes right through the amber. When on a black surface, the ultraviolet light is refracted by the actual amber itself and converted by hydrocarbons to a lower frequency reflecting the blue/green that our eyes can see. To show off the fantastic play of color and light inherent in Mexican amber, we photograph it under a UV black light, a LED white light, and in natural sunlight to highlight the blue green fluorescence of this special type of amber. The UV light is also used in grading to show clarity, sap or flow lines, clouds, inclusions, and impurities. Mexican amber is between 24-30 million years old. Unlike most gems, Mexican amber is a warming, organic substance, possessing protective, healing, and metaphysical properties that have been used by the local Mayans for generations. This amber is sourced locally and hand selected by us in southern Mexico. It is manually cut and polished in our lapidary shop. For you, this means that you are receiving a product crafted entirely by hand in 100% Chiapas amber. We do not outsource any part of the process to any third parties. When you buy from us, you are buying directly from the creators of these fine pieces, so place your order with confidence! 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