is a hardened tree resin, consisting of compounds of terpenes,
alcohols, and esters. Trees produced it as protection against disease and insect infestation when the bark of a
tree was opened due to a limb that had broken away, attacks by wood-boring beetles, or for other reasons. After
oozing out, it hardened in wet sediments, such as clay and sand that formed at the bottom of lagoons or river
deltas and was preserved in the earth's crust for millenniums.
Although there are many places where Amber is found,
larger quantities are mined in about twenty deposits around the world and mainly in Eastern Europe (Baltic),
in Mexico and in the Dominican Republic.
Amber from the Dominican Republic is renowned for the diversity of inclusions it contains.
The occurrence of insects
in Dominican Amber is about 10 times higher than in Baltic amber.
Dominican amber is also
90 % more transparent than amber from elsewhere.
Another important fact about Dominican amber that makes it stand out from the amber found in other regions:
It occurs in several colors, from a light yellow to a
deep red, and even a blue and the extremely rare smoky green can be found.
From this extremely beautiful, interesting, rare, and highly appreciated fossil material,
the Amber Factory in Sto. Domingo manufactures beautiful jewelry of exclusive design in top quality. Our experienced
craftsmen combine it with precious metals and other sophisticated materials.
Please look at our catalog and judge for yourself.
Or even better: Come and visit the Amber Factory and the famous
Amber World Museum in Sto. Domingo on
your next Caribbean vacation.
The Amber Factory Ambasa offers exquisite pieces,
aged since pre-history, at unbelievable wholesale prices!
Watch expert artisans at work, crafting gold or silver rings, earrings, bracelets and more.
Nearby you will find the Amber World Museum , brimming with exiting
exhibits that will transport you to the dawn of time and make your visit a memorable experience.
We are happy to recieve your visit. You will find us easily in the Colonial City of Santo Domingo.
Click here to see a descripion of the location.
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