Amber is the Cretaceous Araucaria plant resin experienced hundreds of millions of years of petrochemical formation. The hardened resin deposits of amber have been found all over the world, so don’t be surprised when you come across Baltic amber, which ranges from pale yellowish white to black, ruby red and sometimes purple Sicilian amber, and the even darker Romanian amber.
Burmese amber, on the other hand, is mostly deep red. It also happens to the rarest and most valuable amber known to man. Its high fluorescent quality adds to its appeal, making it one of the most sought after ambers in the world.
Burmese amber, also referred to as Burmite, is from the Hukawng Valley in the northern state of Kachin in Burma. Historical accounts say that Burmese amber made its way from the valley to the Roman Empire via the Silk Road in China as early as the first century AD.
Initially, the Europeans thought that burmite originated from China’s Yunnan province, but that was clearly disproved once the British found conclusive proof during the latter part of 1800s that Burmese amber did originate from northern Burma.
The high polish and fluorescence of Burmese amber bring to it a decorative value that makes it a favorite among jewelry designers. In fact, it’s so beautiful that many have mistaken it for a gemstone when, in fact, it’s basically hard and translucent fossilized tree sap or resin. That’s why it has earned the classification of being an ‘organic gemstone’. The unique color of Burmese amber makes it the perfect ‘gemstone’ for a pendant of a necklace. The Aside from jewelry, you will also find Burmese amber to be most commonly used as an encasement for other precious stones, insects, bugs, or other fossils. No small wonder there, really; their translucent and fluorescent quality is certainly perfect when it comes to showcasing fossils.
At the same time amber has healing properties, in general , Its ability to clear the mind and body of stress is just the tip of the iceberg, since amber is also known to cure diseases such as rheumatism, headache, goiter, and disorders pertaining to the eyes, teeth, throat, and lungs. Rare Burmese amber is also noted for its uncanny ability to regulate digestive processes as well as bring a balance to your endocrine system.