LEARN ABOUT BLUE AMBER ABOUT AMBER
Although consumers are most familiar with yellow and golden amber, the gem can be white, yellow, and orange to reddish brown. Reddish amber is more valuable than golden amber, which is more valuable than yellow amber. Rarely, strong fluorescence can give amber a bluish or greenish appearance, which when attractive can be highly valuable. Oxidation might cause the material to change color over time. Choosing a color is personal choice although when it comes to Blue amber color grading is very important. Dominican Blue amber comes is numerous shades of blue, the more extreme the blue the higher there price.
COLORS OF DOMINICAN AMBER
Dominican Blue Amber viewed on a black background in daylight
SHADES OF COLOR
Dominican Amber viewed on a white background in daylight, The shades of amber can have blue and green color. Finding Blue AAA with brown is extremely rare, which makes the blue darker and more intense.
Transparent amber is more valuable than cloudy material. An interesting plant or animal inclusion adds to the value of an amber specimen. Dominican Republic has the clearest amber in the world, Grading the clarity is quite a task,
100% Clarity is very rare, the larger the specimen the more difficult it is to find.
AAA- No Inclusions
AA- Minor Inclusion less 1% to 5% of the amber
A- Inclusion up-to 15% of the Amber
B- Heavy Included 16% to 50% of the Amber
C- Inclusion cover most of the Amber
Amber is commonly polished into a free-form shape that follows the original shape of the rough. It might then be set into jewelry or drilled for stringing. Cutting styles for amber include beads, cabochons, and free-form polished pieces. Amber might be faceted, but this is rare.
Amber has a lower relative density than salt water so it can feel very light, even in large sizes. This makes it possible to use fairly large sizes in amber jewelry. Amber is mostly sold by the gram.