Amber Sea is a freehold residential project on the East Coast of Singapore, two doors away from the recently launched Amber Park. It is being developed by Far East Organisation, a reputable local developer.
The name Amber Sea is inspired by the ancient Greek legend of Queen Jurata, who had built an amber palace on the shores of the Baltic Sea. Perkun, the king of lightning, hated her and sent lightning bolts from the sky which split the waves and smashed her amber palace to pieces.
There are many different types of amber. The most common is Baltic amber, which is the oldest type of amber and is mostly found in the Baltic region. It is also the most likely to have inclusions of preserved insects and plant matter, making it valuable for both jewelry and scientific research.
If you’re not familiar with amber, it’s a fossilized resin that formed from tree sap millions of years ago. This material is a beautiful and unique gem that has a wide range of colors.
It is the only fossil resin that contains 3-8% Succinic Acid, which has many healing applications. It is also known for its warm and calming fragrance, which makes it a very popular gem choice.
Throughout history, amber has been prized for its beauty and rarity. It was even the inspiration behind one of art history’s biggest mysteries: the Amber Room in the Catherine Palace near St. Petersburg.
This room is covered in carved amber panels of various shades, but the fate of this treasure remains unknown. Some believe that it was destroyed in a fire or bombing during World War II, while others claim it was sunk along with a submarine transporting it, moved to another place or acquired by a collector who never came forward.
Today, Amber is still an important part of our culture and society. It is used in everything from perfumes to jewelry, and even as a color in glass.
While the exact origin of amber is still a mystery, scientists believe that it came from fossilized pine resin. Since the earth was much warmer and drier back then, it was easier for pine trees to exude sap, which turned into this organic material.
Although most amber is a pale yellow to creamy white, it can be golden or reddish in color as well. The most precious and valuable amber comes from the Baltic region.
The amber that was collected in the Baltics has a long history of being used by humans for decoration and even as a currency. Early peoples carved a variety of shapes out of this golden-colored stone, and it is estimated that some of these ancient pieces may have been made as far back as 2,000 years.
Some amber is colored by impurities in the sand, specifically iron salts and sulfur. These impurities produce a yellowish-to-golden hue.
Other colored amber is created when carbon, in the form of coal, is added to glass. This produces a variety of tints, including reddish amber and honey amber.