Amber Beads - Amber has a very rich history. The earliest accounts of amber’s medicinal properties are found in the works of Hippocrates, who is known as the father of medicine, and Pliny the Elder. Wearing amber bracelets was thought to be beneficial to sufferers of rheumatism and arthritis and reduced fatigue and feelings of general weariness. Amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but a fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions of years. Amber is usually thought of as yellow golden in hue, but amber also can be found in shades of milky white, red-orange, green, black and even (very rarely) violet. In the Far East, amber is the symbol of courage; Asian cultures regard amber as the 'soul of the tiger'; ancient Egyptians placed a piece of amber in the casket of a loved one to ensure the body would forever remain whole. Wear amber to attract warm, loyal, and generous people into your life; or carry amber on your person to lend logic or wit to a difficult situation. Mixed with Turquoise, amber is reminiscent of the sun in the sky -- this combination of energies may be used successfully to quiet the mind and calm the nervous system. For a Real 'Witchy Treat' mix with Jet. Unfortunately Real, Genuine Amber Beads have become cost-prohibitive, so we hope you'll enjoy our Imitation Amber which is made from resin that has a great look at a fraction of the price.