Gemological info: The name "Amber" comes from the classical Latin name "electrum" which means “beaming Sun.” It’s called that because it resembles a sunbeam – but in stone form. Amber is NOT an actual gemstone but a fossilized tree resin.
Metaphysical Properties: In Asia, amber was considered as the “soul of the tiger” and was regarded as the stone of courage. People carry around Amber fragments during long travels because it was believed that the stone offers protection as well as treat jaundice. Amber is also believed to balance emotions, bring good luck, eliminate fear, relieve a headache, clear the mind, drive away negative energy, and help develop patience and wisdom.
Astrological sign: Virgo