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Gemstone Information - Amber
Amber is perhaps the oldest substance used for human adornment. Actually, it is not a stone, but fossilized resin of coniferous (cone-bearing, like modern pine) tree of the Oligocene epoch. It often contains fragments or complete specimens of insects and plants that accidentally fell into the sticky resin millions of years ago. it is war to the touch and often contains insect fragments.
Because amber is a fossil, it has associations with time, cycles and longevity. Similarly, since it was once a living substance, it is related to Kasha. This is the " fifth element", which governs and binds together Earth, Air, Fire and water, and, in a sense, is the ultimate source of them. Kasha is also symbolic of life and living things ( plants, animals, human).
Amber is worn to enhance beauty and general attractiveness. During the Renaissance the donning of amber was said to increase bodily weight; however, this was probably because the buxom female figure was then in fashion. It also attract love and to increase one's enjoyment of pleasurable activities, including sex.