Amber is technically not a gemstone or mineral, but fossilized sap from prehistoric trees that has aged over the course of millions of years. Amber is usually a golden yellow colour. Amber calms the nerves by releasing anxiety and tension, irritation, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Alleviates depression, and increases clarity of mind. This is a very good stone for someone who is grieving or depressed but needs to make important decisions. Amber is a very effective protection stone. It serves as a protective shield against taking on the pain of others during healing sessions. You can easily clear and protect your healing space, or office with Amber.
Early physicians prescribed Amber for headaches, heart problems, arthritis and a variety of other ailments. In ancient times, Amber was carried by travellers for protection. To early Christians, Amber signified the presence of the Lord. In the Far East, Amber is a symbol of courage. Asian cultures regard Amber as the 'soul of the tiger'. Egyptians placed a piece of Amber in the casket of a loved one to ensure the body would remain forever whole.