So somehow, Amber drew the short straw and didn't manage to qualify for the 'Birthstones' category. With my love affair with Amber growing stronger everyday, I'm currently trying my hardest, to break society's barriers and squeeze it into this elite gemstone group.
September's birthstone is Sapphire, a gemstone typically associated with its pure and bright blue colour. However this stone can occur naturally in yellow, purple, orange and green - known as "fancy sapphires", as well as colourless, grey and black.
When a light source containing components of UV light (e.g natural sunlight) strikes this Dominican Amber, the resulting light refractions cause a bright blueish glow. However under artificial light, the stone will just appear amber! So just like the Sapphire Gemstone, Amber can also be blue as well as being observed as "colour changing" depending on the light source!
We've also mentioned that "Fancy Sapphires" can be found in yellow, purple, green and orange - well would you look at that, Amber can also be found in all of those colours!
Let us know what your thoughts on this blue amber stone in the comments below!
Pantone announced that its Colour of the Year 2018 is Ultra Violet. A "dramatic, provocative and thoughtful" shade of purple - which makes some stark predictions about 2018.
As 2018 steps up for its turn in the limelight, we want to send you the biggest of Thank Yous. 2017 has been an amazing whirlwind of a year and we just simply couldn't have done it without you. So enjoy our best moments of 2017.