Amber Pendant Sumatran Blue 08
Sumatran Blue Amber – Stone size is approximately 42 mm (1.65 in.) long by 28 mm (1.10 in.) wide set with 925 Sterling Silver. Click here to add a Sterling Silver chain to your order.
Ambers are produced from the Baltic Region, Ukraine, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Burma, Malaysia, USA, Europe, Indonesia and many African countries, yet there are only 3 small occurrences of Blue Sheen amber related to a short lived extinct tree species. Blue amber could be the most rare and unique of all ambers found to date.
A study of the origins of the ambers which exhibit blue sheen concluded that the Sumatran and Dominican blue amber resins were produced by the extinct tree species Hymenaea Protera which lived 20 to 40 million years ago.
The blue reflections in this Amber are caused by natural Sulfur inclusions and is extraordinary in that when you look at it (reflecting light) it appears blue, but when you look through it (at a light source) it displays reddish brown hues.