Islam Prayer beads 33 round balls 12 mm diameter. Imam bead carved from one piece genuine amber 3x1,2 cm.Made from genuine wonderful apple green color Caribbean amber. Beads floating in salt water, have a smell of tree resin and all other characteristics of amber. The world market is well familiar with the Baltic, Dominican and Mexican amber. However, the globe is huge and the world of amber is much bigger than a casual jewelry lover or fossil enthusiast can imagine.
Amber world doesnt run out with the above mentioned most popular and geographically sorted kind of amber. Amber is found in different places on different continents.
Green Caribbean amber is quite a new fossil introduced to the world market. Everything has both supporters and opponents. Discussions usually get very hot when a new object or thing is introduced to the public. Then many of us are confused by either one or even both opposing sides that have their own commercial and/or other interests.
People with high scientific degrees are used or employed to proof the truth that meets somebodys interests. The Caribbean amber is as old as up to 5 million years, however, younger than Baltic amber. It is always clear or almost clear while the Baltic amber also may be cloudy. This difference just extends the scale of natural beauty of amber.
The Caribbean amber is of gem quality and currently found in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala and Venezuela. There are deposits of both. Young and substantially older amber found in the huge territory. Nevertheless, it is found in a very limited quantities and the mining is extremely dangerous.
The latter two factors are the most important tipping the scale at the limited quantity of fine green Caribbean amber jewelry in the world market. It is usually mined through bell pitting which is nothing but a foxhole dug snaking here there and everythere into mountain sides consisted of a combination of rotten and fragil soft rocks and argillaceous soil. The miners have to crawl around on their knees using candles as the only source of light. Humidity inside the mines is at 100% with cool and bearable temperatures, nevertheless, the air soon becomes stale.
The mines have to close when it rains as the holes fill up with water immediately. All amber is a fossilized tree resin. Some amber cobs contain inclusions: various bugs, detritus of ancient flora, air bubbles and other ancient relics.
Some million years ago such creatures like lizards, scorpions and other also have stuck to a sticky tree resin and were imprisoned into transparent gum that turned to amber. Amber lumps with such a rarely found inclusions inspires scientists, writers and the Hollywood among others.Indeed, amber is the past frozen in time. Millions and millions of years!
Its very hard even to conceive such a distance in time. Scientifically, all amber has such a difference as chemical composition and physical properties. There are many intricate factors involving that.
As it was mentioned above all amber is a fossilized resin of different sorts of both conifer and deciduous trees. Age is one of the important factors of the whole context; however, it is not the only one factor that involves amber properties. Moreover, one single factor abstracted out of the whole intricate context gives a perverted view. Even Baltic amber differs from Baltic amber found in the same region in many aspects including age. Younger fossilized resins usually are softer as their drying period to harden is shorter.
Some companies have developed technologies of how to harden young amber using no chemicals but just placing them into autoclave at a special schedule. Then both the Baltic and the Green Caribbean amber are tooled and processed alike by using the same tools and machinery.They are identical from jewelry processing point of view. Whatever is said by different producers, the truth is that the Baltic amber is also hardened in autoclaves, but at a different schedule. There is neither critical nor fake, but just emphasis on properties accepted in jewelry. Its like tempering of steel for special use.
A simplified comparison of natural and autoclave hardening of amber is like drying your laundry out in the open air the drying time also depends on such a factors as the material of cloth, air humidity, wind, etc. In the first case your laundry will be done in a few hours to a day or so while in the second case it will take a couple of minutes.Either way you use it is still your laundry. Does anybody argue that in the first case it dried naturally and thats why it worth gold while in the second case you should throw it away as it is worth nothing? Even the given comparison reflects the essence of the matter even it is too simplified. The Baltic and the Caribbean amber both have own beauty and charm. There are jewelry designs made that employ a combination of both sorts of amber that look gorgeous and astounding.
That is why they are employed into jewelry. And bring smile on your face. Enjoy mesmerizing beauty of the natural amber! And leave all the politic games for politicians..The item "Caribbean Green Amber 33 Round 12 mm Balls Islam Prayer Beads Misbaha Tasbih" is in sale since Wednesday, March 28, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Religion & Spirituality\Islam\Prayer Beads". The seller is "dedyuniam" and is located in N/A. This item can be shipped worldwide.