Amber – Colors and Varieties

What is amber?

Amber is a resin produced by coniferous trees, generally with yellowish coloring.  Amber comes in hundreds of shades and variations.

Yellow

The Yellow color of this stone is generally the most common.

Green

Green amber can be found naturally, however some varieties are from treating amber with heat and pressure. 

Red

Red amber is the 2nd most rare, and also can be created by applying very high heat to amber.

Blue

Blue amber is extremely rare and found in the Dominican Republic.

Black

Some people don’t think there is technically black amber.  It is amber that contains a lot of soil, debris, or other inclusions which makes the amber dark in color.

 

 

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Sources

http://www.natural-baltic-amber.com/types-of-amber-beads/

http://www.thenaturalamber.com/blog/ 20different-colors-of-amber/

https://www.gia.edu/amber-quality-factor (video)

http://www.amberartisan.com/baltic-amber-in-living-color/

https://www.therussianstore.com/blog/amber-colors

https://drfinejewels.wordpress.com/2015/06/17/5-different-colors-of-amber-stone/

http://www.chamberofcommerce.pl/about-amber-and-types-of-amber/

http://www.amberpieces.com/what-are-natural-amber-colors.html

Photo credits

https://blog.education.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/12/beach-awash-in-amber/

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Amber#Amber

http://ambercentre.com/the-uniqueness-of-the-green-baltic-amber-products/ 

https://amberregina.com/amber-colors

 

 

 

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