The spiral shape of the ammonite fossil holds ancient energy vibration, absorbing good energy and reflecting it back to its owner. The coil creates constant movement and circulation of that energy, bringing a stability that is fresh and dynamic.
Ammonite fossils were shelled cephalopods with a soft body like an octopus with short arms and shells that were either coiled or in a spiral shape. These sea creatures reached their peak about 175 and 65 million years ago, during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. The average size usually found are about the size of your hand, but the largest ever found were in Europe and measured 6 ½ feet long!
One of the things we enjoy at Sally’s Jewelry Shop is watching Prospectors on the Weather Channel. Have you ever wondered how to mine for gems? This show gives you a glimpse into the lives of the people who will risk it all in the hopes of finding the mother lode. Watch as they search for the perfect site, watch for claim jumpers and use any means necessary to find the elusive rocks and minerals. From digging with picks and shovels to blasting and using big equipment these people move the earth!
We’ve learned a lot from watching Prospectors and Prospecting is the first step to bring us jewelry, so check it out it’s a blast!
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Amber is the fossilized resin of pine trees.
Amber carries a negative electrical energy charge and therefore is good to draw power and energy into its bearer. Also great for absent-mindedness and calming the nerves. Amber is a powerful stone for manifestation.
Baltic Amber is 45 million year old pine tree sap found in Northern Europe around the Baltic Sea. According to scientists it is a fossil pine resin that has achieved a stable state through oxidation. Amber electrifies negatively and it is still alive because its internal metamorphosis is still incomplete.
There are a number of ways that amber is faked. You want to get what you’re paying for, so knowing a little about amber authenticity can save you from a big disappointment.
Here are 5 Ways to Detect Amber Authenticity:
If you polish it, Amber won’t shine.
Amber doesn’t capture light, instead it will glow with a resinous glow.
It will not get sticky as Copal will when you rub it vigorously.
Looking beneath the surface, there are no inclusions. Authentic Amber will be clear.
You will not see air bubbles in the resin.
To see our Authentic Baltic Amber, click here. *The red family of color, shows its rarity.
Fakes passed off as real Amber
Copal – is real resin from a tree so in fact it is Amber but the difference is that it has not cured or aged long enough, roughly 1000 to 1 million years old. Smells of sweet resins.
Glass – remains cold and fire proof.
Fenolic Resin – no smell of a pine tree
Celluloid – (A very early plastic) Smells of burnt plastic