Amber in English

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The term amber refers to a fossil resin of conifers, yellow, more or less dark, electrizable, with good color. Also, it is used as an adjective to indicate that a thing has a color between yellow and orange, such as fossil resin, for example: “I bought a shirt for this night amber.”

The expression amber, is also known as “succino” , is of Latin origin “succinum” and, in turn, amber is of Arabic origin whose meaning is “floating in the sea” since being an original amber and Not counterfeit floats on water.

There are different types of amber, gray amber is a grayish substance with a strong aroma that is found in the intestines of sperm whales or floating in the sea, in the case of being expelled with feces, in this case it is used in perfumery and medications. In turn, black amber originates from coal, hard, black and can be hairy, black amber is what is known as jet.

Amber is seen as a gemstone that can be obtained in several colors: yellow, orange, red, white, brown, teal, black, among others. However, the most valued and priced amber is red or cherry from Chiapas, Mexico. The first place where amber was recorded for the first time was in the Baltic Sea and the piece worked with amber was found in Hannover, Germany.

Due to the beauty of amber, in ancient times, it was used as a talisman, medicinal remedy and as a perfume. In the vast majority of Latin American countries, jet is used to protect the individual, especially young children against the evil eye. In contrast, other cultures exchanged Baltic amber for merchandise from southern Europe.

It is noteworthy, that in the market there are fakes on amber, to determine if the amber is true or false, the stone should be placed in black light that will make it shine in a phosphorescent color or, only put the amber in salt water, the stone will float and, if not true, it will sink.

Amber is found in Europe, specifically in Spain, Lithuania, Poland, France, Russia and, in Latin America in Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Colombia.

On the other hand, amber is known in the area of ​​physics, by virtue of the electrical properties that amber contains when rubbing with other objects or when being fricted it attracts slight bodies, which originated the word electricity, is of Greek origin “ἤλεκτρον” or “electron ”meaning“ amber”.

Amber expression is used as a name for female, it has two meanings “gemstone” or “the perfume delicious”.