Amber

Legend says that long ago, pieces of the sun broke off as it set into the ocean. When they cooled, they formed chunks of Amber, “The Gold of the Sea”. It is actually the fossilized resin from a species of extinct pine tree.

The Greek name for Amber was a word meaning “electron.” This stone has the ability to produce a charge of negative electrons and to attract light particles to it when rubbed. This pyrolectric property, which causes Amber to generate heat quickly and effectively, may be a factor in its medicinal use. Amber is said to be effective in relieving sore throats and minor infections.

/From “Ancient Legends of Gems and Jewels”, created by Alda Marian Jangl and James Francis Jangl, Prisma Press Publications – © A&J Jangl, 1985/