Caribbean Green Amber
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Does Natural Caribbean Green Amber exist?Yes. It does.
NATURAL GREEN AMBER is found in the Caribbean, here, on the island "La Hispaniola", in the Dominican Republic.
And these are the facts:
Dominican amber is OLD amber, from 20 to 40 million years. It is fossilized tree resin from an ancient relative of a tropical species called "algarroba".
(See scientific reference literature at the foot of this page.)
We do not treat it, not enhance it, not heat it up or anything else. It is just the way it comes from the mines.
It is the true
Caribbean Green Amber.
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Only during the last 50 years, Dominican amber mines are a major source of amber, although its existence has been known since the times of the descovery of the island by Christopher Colombus.
The outcrop is much less than Baltic amber, therefore it is rare in the true meaning of the word and not found all over the world. In contrast to much amber on the market today, it has never been industrialized, enhanced, artificially colored, heat treated, boiled, or melted together.
And we have more than the green amber. We have natural blue, red, purple and of course, the regular "amber" amber.
It is the amber that still carries the tradition of being something special, accessible only for a few. Hence, it is not the amber you will see in the Supermarket jewelry store next door.
To sum it up in a general way:
* If you want to be sure that you get natural amber 100 % in it's original form, "Made by Nature", each piece an original, not treated in any way, we recommend Dominican Amber.
* If you want high quality NATURAL GREEN AMBER, Dominican amber is your ONLY choice.
ReferencesMuch information about Dominican Amber, its advantages and how it is mined, you will find in the book The Amber Forest: A Reconstruction of a Vanished World by George Poinar, Jr., and Roberta Poinar
You might also want to consult Discovering the lost world of the amber forests by the BBC Radio.
For more information also consult the following sites:
Caribbean Amber in Wikipedia
Dominican Amber in Wikipedia
Green Caribbean Amber