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Blue Amber

The Dominican Blue Amber is the rarest of all.

 Is Blue Amber truly blue?

Dominican blue amber is blue, but not in the way you might think. The Blue Amber has a slight blue hue. 

Hydrocarbons in the Blue Amber turn the sun’s ultraviolet light into blue light particles,

resulting in the famous glow of Blue Amber.

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What is the overall difference between BLUE AMBER and Baltic Amber?

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 It turns blue in natural sunlight and any other light source that has a slight component of UV (Ultra Violet)

light because of its fluorescence. The process in Blue Amber is surprisingly similar to phosphor. 

Under long wave UV light it has an extremely strong reflection, almost white.

Baltic amber is “succinite”, from resin of coniferous trees.

Is contains succinic acid, therefore the name. Dominican Amber is not “succinite” but “retinite”.

It is fossilized tree resin from an ancient relative of a tropical species called “algarroba” (lat.: Hymenaea Protera).

The outcrop of Dominican amber is much, much less than Baltic amber, therefore it is RARE in the true meaning.

And – this is VERY important – it is never treated, never “enhanced”, just natural amber as it comes from the mines.

The real McCoy.

Why is Dominican Blue Amber so rare?

The most important reason is: there is only very little of it found in only one region of the world –

Dominican Republic, which makes it an extremely rare and very exclusive gem material.

Dominican Amber Mine Sites

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 The main sites in the Dominican Republic are located in La Cordillera Septentrional, in the north,

Bayaguana and Sabana, in the east. In the northern area, the amber-bearing unit is formed of clastic rocks,

sandstone accumulated in a deltaic or even

deep-water environment and offers the oldest and hardest amber. 

Dominican amber mines are not open to the public. In most cases, the access and even the way to the mines

is rather dangerous.

There is no secure access and no reliable guide services can be provided.

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