Dominican blue amber – is mined through a foxhole dug with all the tools are available. Machetes at the beginning, some short-handled picks, and hammers can participate over time.
The pit itself goes as deep as possible or safe, sometimes
vertical, sometimes horizontal.
There are little to no safety measures. Candles are the only source of light.
The holes are located on top of the mountain and deep within the mountains, and this allows the temperature is cool. Obviously,
after many hours of work, the air becomes unhealthy.
Humidity inside the mines is at 100%.
During rain, the mines are forced to close because the walls may crumble.
Dominican Amber, genuine and natural stone.
Blue amber is the fossil
resin of the Hamenaea Protera tree, a leguminous 25 to 40 million years ago on the island of Quisqueya (now the Dominican Republic) and extinct for millions of years.
Amber is extremely important to modern science because it provides the only truly
worthy window into a past when exotic insects and other strange creatures roamed an ancient world, most of which have been extinct now for millions of years.
Many ambers present in the market are treated with a process to improve their appearance.
This is not necessary for Dominican amber.
The inclusions in the Dominican amber are natural since the Dominican amber is naturally beautiful and does not need any treatment as in the case of baltic amber.
Some amber treated as the baltic
amber has round and flat inclusions, irregularly distributed by their mass, called sequins, which are internal fractures produced during the treatment to improve the appearance.
We are located in the Dominican Republic where Green, Yellow,
Red and Blue Amber is extracted from local mines. This allows us to obtain the very best quality blue amber and offer a lower price. All our blue amber is genuine from the Dominican Republic and is 100% natural without having undergone
any artificial treatment to enhance its appearance.