ORGANIC GEMS

Baltic Amber

Atlas Accessories only uses raw amber in its original state that has not been heated, treated or altered in any way. Baltic amber is often thought of as a great healer, cleanser and transformer and is said to absorb negative and stagnant energy. It is especially sought after as it contains high levels of succinic acid, which is considered a natural anti-inflammatory substance. Each piece of amber displays a cascade of different lights and inflections, and no two pieces are ever the same.

Honey, Brown & Dark Brown Baltic Amber:  Alignment. Balance. Radiance.  The most typical colours of amber. The lightness of these stones depends on the concentration of naturally occurring gas bubbles in the resin; honey amber has the smallest concentration and dark brown the highest. All real ambers will vary in colour due to the concentration of gas and other organic materials fossilised in the resin.

Green Baltic Amber:  Alignment.  Balance.  Radiance.  Green Baltic amber accounts for about 2% of all naturally found amber and gets its hue from having spent at least part of its long life in a marshy environment. In many cultures and throughout history people have believed that green amber has the power to bring good luck and immortality to its wearer.

Black Baltic Amber:  Alignment.  Balance.  Radiance.  Black amber accounts for roughly 15% of all naturally found amber. Held up to the sun, the true nature of this amber is revealed in a deep cherry red colour that appears black to the naked eye, reminding us not to judge a book by its cover and that there is always another layer to things if you look hard enough.

 

 Dinosaur Gembone

Dinosaur Gembone:  Connection.  Remembrance. Wisdom.  Dinosaur gembone is formed from the petrified remains of dinosaur bones that have been naturally permeated with minerals over thousands of years. The colour of each stone is characteristic of whichever minerals initially became ingrained in the organic remnants; calcite, agate and other minerals account for the more vibrant mix of colours often found in gembone.

Our gembone originates from the Great Basin range in the west of the United States and dates from the Morrison Formation during the Upper Jurassic Era. Radiometric dating indicates that the Morrison Formation is between 148 million and 155 million years old.



OUR GEMSTONES

Jade:  Acceptance.  Abundance.  Prosperity.  Highly prized since ancient times as a ceremonial and emotional object, jade is a stone associated with prosperity and abundance. Atlas Accessories sources jade from both Russia and South Africa.



Lapis Lazuli:  Awareness.  Harmony.  Intuition.  Long admired for its intense blue hue, lapis lazuli can be traced back to the 7th millennium BCE. The most important mineral component of lapis lazuli is lazurite and the stone’s intense blue colour is due to the presence of the trisulfur radical anion in the crystal. We use ethically sourced lapis lazuli from Afghanistan that is graded between AA and AAA in quality.



Mountain (Rock) Crystal:  Clarity.  Integration.  Manifestation.  The transparent variety of the silica mineral quartz has long been valued for its clarity and total lack of colour or flaws. Vessels and spheres have been carved from large crystals since ancient times, and the application of the word crystal to fine glassware derives from this practice. All of our mountain (rock) crystal is sourced from Brazil.