Amber Sea Glass is a type of treasured amber-colored glass, usually from old bottles. The golden brown and amber hues of this type of glass come from old root beer bottles, or sometimes from older whiskey or pharmacy bottles that spent time in the ocean before making it into a treasured piece of glass.
There are many ways to process Amber, and the resulting pieces can be translucent or opaque. Some artisans treat their amber using heat or pressure to improve its translucency. Others smooth it to a glossy surface, and still others use only the natural roughness of the amber.
Several types of Amber exist, including the amber found in the ocean, called “Sea Amber,” and pit amber, which is dug up from deep sea deposits. These two kinds of Amber are mined much like other gemstones and minerals.
The most important source of amber is the Baltic Sea region bordering Germany, Poland and Russia. These regions are known for their exceptional amber resources, and a number of famous artists have used this gem to craft exquisite works of art.
One of the most renowned artists to create masterpieces from amber is the Polish king, Sigismund III Vasa (Zygmunt III Waza), who is said to have crafted amber items for his own personal use and that of his courtiers. Some of his most notable pieces include a baseless amber cup embellished with lion heads, a portable altar and an amber table set for the Polish royal court.
These masterpieces owe their renown to the mastery of Gdansk artisans, who gained their reputation during the so-called “Golden Age” of amber handicraft. These craftsmen created a wide range of amber works, from sculptures to decorative items for everyday life, such as cups, caskets, lamps, candleholders and tableware.
Amber has long been believed to bring good fortune and prosperity. It also symbolizes light, warmth and wisdom. Its unique qualities, such as its low density and triboelectricity, make it very useful for jewelry, especially pendants, earrings and cufflinks.
It is the only fossil resin that contains 3-8% Succinic Acid, which is a very powerful therapeutic substance with many healing applications. It is considered to have a positive effect on the nervous system, as it helps to relax the muscles and relieve tension.
This property makes amber a desirable material for jewelry and other decorative uses, as it is the bridge between orange’s exuberance and brown’s stability. This characteristic has led to it being used as a talisman for protection.
Some people consider amber to have a soothing, relaxing fragrance that can help to relieve stress. It is also an excellent insulator, as it keeps cold and hot temperatures in the body evenly distributed, preventing colds and fevers.
Because of its properties, Amber was a favorite of the ancient Greeks. They believed that it was created from the tears of the Heliades sisters of Phaeton, who were mourning the death of their brother on a river bank. Amber Sea