Dominican blue amber – is mined through a foxhole dug with all the tools are available. Machetes at the beginning, some short-handled picks, and hammers can participate over time.
The pit itself goes as deep as possible or safe, sometimes vertical, sometimes horizontal.
There are little to no safety measures. Candles are the only source of light.
The holes are located on top of the mountain and deep within the mountains, and this allows the temperature is cool. Obviously, after many hours of work, the air becomes unhealthy.
Humidity inside the mines is at 100%.
During rain, the mines are forced to close because the walls may crumble.
Dominican Amber, genuine and natural stone.
Blue amber is the fossil resin of the Hamenaea Protera tree, a leguminous 25 to 40 million years ago on the island of Quisqueya (now the Dominican Republic) and extinct for millions of years.
Amber is extremely important to modern science because it provides the only truly worthy window into a past when exotic insects and other strange creatures roamed an ancient world, most of which have been extinct now for millions of years.
Many ambers present in the market are treated with a process to improve their appearance. This is not necessary for Dominican amber.
The inclusions in the Dominican amber are natural since the Dominican amber is naturally beautiful and does not need any treatment as in the case of baltic amber.
Some amber treated as the baltic amber has round and flat inclusions, irregularly distributed by their mass, called sequins, which are internal fractures produced during the treatment to improve the appearance.
The treatment is done by heating to produce aging and eliminate the turbidity, and to change the color. Clarifying, heating it in rapeseed oil, the transparency of Amber is produced and also special effects such as "sequins".
It is also heated to melt and produce larger pieces.
As already explained, these treatments are not made in the Dominican amber, which is of high quality and does not need any process to improve its appearance.
The blue color is confined exclusively to the surface because does not result from pigmentation in which case color would be reflected in any light, regardless of the color of the background being used. Instead, blue is due to a fluorescence phenomenon which refracts blue light.
This phenomenon is best prized in natural light or direct sunlight, or white LED light, preferably on a dark background. Thus, the light passing directly through amber produces the peculiarity blue glow which characterizes Dominican Blue Amber.
The colors in our Amber Jewelry are never static.
Colors dance in the light resulting in a magnetic game, captivating the attention of the eyes that look upon them.
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Recently, optical absorption, fluorescence and time-resolved fluorescence measurements in Dominican ambers have been reported.
These studies show that the "blue" variety reveals an intense fluorescence emission in the visible wavelength region, between 430 and 530 nm, with spectral features typical of aromatic hydrocarbons.
On the contrary, the Dominican "red" and "yellow" amber varieties have a much weaker and featureless emission, although still do have a certain fluorescence. The process in blue amber is surprisingly similar to the phosphor. Although there are several theories about the origin of Dominican blue amber, there is a great probability that it owes its existence to ingredients such as anthracene as a result of 'incomplete combustion' due to forest fires among the extinct species Hymenaea protea trees about 25 to 40 million years ago.
* [wikipedia] & L. Linati and D. Sacchi, V. Bellani, E. Giulotto (2005).
"The origin of the blue fluorescence in Dominican amber". J. Appl. Phys. 97, 016101]
* Vittorio Bellani and Enrico Giulotto at the University of Pavia, Italy studied several amber
specimens by means of optical absorption, fluorescence spectroscopy, and
time-resolved fluorescence measurements. The resulting spectral analysis revealed that the spectra of the hydrocarbons are very similar in shape to those of diluted solutions of anthracene, perylene, and tetracene, and suggest that the fluorescent hydrocarbon responsible for the blueness is most likely perylene.
Blue is a very unusual color in the amber. It shines in navy blue or sky blue only under the sunlight. Amber usually shines on golden honey with a tan (or brown), but blue amber also has the same color on the inside. However, when it radiates out with the sun it starts to glow in a beautiful navy blue or sky blue.
El azul es un color muy inusual en el ámbar. Ella brilla en azul marino o azul cielo sólo bajo la luz del sol. Por lo general el ambar se presenta en color miel u oro bronceado (o marrón), y también el ámbar azul se presenta exactamente con el mismo color en el interior. Sin embargo, cuando se irradia con el sol comienza a brillar en un hermoso azul marino o azul cielo.
Quando l'ambra blu è sotto riflesso del sole brilla come un ambra molto rara in blu marino o blu cielo. L'ambra comune, si presenta in un color oro miele o marrone chiaro e l'ambra blu in casa si presenta esattamente con lo stesso colore. Tuttavia, sotto il sole comincia a brillare con un bel blu marino o cielo.
Blau ist eine sehr ungewöhnliche Farbe im Bernstein. Es leuchtet in marineblau oder himmelblau nur unter dem Sonnenlicht. Amber glänzt normalerweise auf goldenem Honig mit einem tan (oder braun), aber blauer Bernstein hat auch genau die gleiche Farbe auf dem Innere. Allerdings, wenn es ausstrahlt mit der Sonne beginnt es in einem schönen navy blau oder himmelblau leuchten.
Lorsque l'ambre bleu est sous reflet du soleil brille comme un ambre très rare dans la marine ou bleu ciel. Ambre commune, vient dans un miel doré ou ambré tan et bleu dans la maison ressemble exactement la même couleur. Cependant, sous le soleil commence à briller avec une belle bleu marine ou le ciel.
Синий очень необычный цвет в янтаре. Оно сияет в темно-синий или голубой небо только под солнечными лучами. Янтарный обычно светит на золотой мед с загар (или коричневый), но синий автожелтый также имеет точно такой же цвет на внутренней стороне. Однако, когда она излучает с солнцем он начинает светиться в красивый темно-синий или небесно-голубой.
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Our motto is: "don't change what nature has made precious and beautiful".
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All our blue amber is genuine from the Dominican Republic and 100% natural. .
Our amber are adorned with 925 silver
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