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Name Origin: The ancient name and meaning of amber was "electron", the root word of electricity.

Historical significance/folklore: Amber is not a crystal at all. It is tree resin that solidified and became fossilized. Amber has been used in sacred ceremonies for thousands of years by Native American tribes, Indians and Northern Europeans. It is said to cleanse negativity from the wearer and from the environment, especially when burned. Because Amber is warm to the touch and often contains insect fragments, it was thought to possess life. It was sacred to worshippers of the Mother Goddess in classical times, as it was believed to contain the very essence of life itself - the animating principle. Due to the fact that amber is a fossil, is it associations with time, cycles and longevity.

Gemstone properties: It has strong connection with the earth and is a grounding stone for higher energies. Amber is a powerful healer and cleanser that draws disease from the body, promotes tissue revitalization. It also cleans the environment and the chakras. Amber allows the body to rebalance and heal itself. It is used to tap into the power of the Sun, and is good for success, abundance, healing, vitality and joy. It brings the energies of patience, protection, psychic shielding, romantic love, sensuality, purification, balance, healing and calmness to those who wear or carry it, and is considered a good luck charm for marriage.

Healing properties: Altruism, memory, decision-making, wound healing, natural antibiotic, stress, stomach, joint issues.