Amber appears in various colors and tones ranging from the cognac, milky, butter, honey-yellow, golden yellow, champagne, white, black, brown, cherry red, orange, blue, green, etc. Amber identified five distinguished colors: black, blue, red, yellow, and green, but somebody recognized over 250 shades of these colors.
The most common one is yellow-honey, while blue and green Amber are very rarest of them all.
The two main features that impact Amber's color are the bubble inclusions found in its natural resin and the tree source of the Amber. The included bubbles block light that goes through the amber stone, which triggers different amber colors. Some colors are found in individual trees as research showed that the fossilized resin color depends on the tree it's produced from and the degree of acid it contains. For instance, the degree of succinic acid in each Amber is different. Simultaneously, some do not contain succinite acid but communic acid or retinite acid, the resin from the extinct species found in the blue Amber of the Dominican tropics. It is good to note that people alter Amber's natural properties when Amber's color is modified by dyeing or heating it.
When held against the light, Black Amber turns to brown or wither dark red, which makes some people claim that black Amber does not exist, but black Amber accounts for about 15% of naturally mined Amber. Persians know this color to absorb and dispel negative energy, and it is associated with safety, security, and powerful protective properties.
The red Amber is called the cherry Amber, and about 2-3% of this Amber occurs naturally, which makes it rare and expensive. Wealthy people wore it in ancient times because it was hard to find, but now you can get them, and the polished imitations are not hard to find these days.
The healing functions of red Amber are associated with sexuality and fertility as it heals and cleanses the blood and the uterus.
The green is also rare and accounts for about 2%, and the green occurs in lemon, yellow-green or dark green. Dark green Amber is more expensive than others, and heating the yellow Amber creates most dark green ones, which means not all green colors originate naturally. It is an extremely potent spiritual cleansing agent as it is useful for personal forward movement and helps users move forward with their goals. It brings good luck and removes blocks that prevent one from recognizing their life's purpose, the well of life bringing immortality.
Yellow Amber is the most common. It exists naturally in honey color and is called the Honey Amber.
About 70% of Yellow Amber gets mined naturally, making it the most common of all the Amber stones, especially in the Baltic Sea regions. The degree of its lightness (high bubbles) or darkness (low bubbles) depends on its gas bubbles. It can also come in brown color depending on the number of gas bubbles.
Honey Amber helps those seeking truth from their life, who want to know when someone is honest and the validity of a situation, understand their place in the world, and find and accept their life's purpose. Yellow Amber lowers the likelihood of spiritual burnout and helps in balancing energy overload.
Blue Amber is also referred to as fluorescent Amber because when held against fluorescent light, it turns into a very bright blue color, which makes it unique. The Blue Amber is the rarest shade of all, accounting for about 0.2%, so it is highly valued. It is found in the Dominican Republic and rarely in the Baltic region. It is a belief that the blue Amber help to control spirits of air, fire, and water and get blessings from gods, which makes it the preferred stone by Chief Priests in ancient times.