Dominican amber

is not heat treated to reproduce the colors. It is not clarified and all inclusions are natural. The beauty of Dominican amber is not only skin deep. It is not only the looks, it is the preciousness and the knowledge that it was not human hand and industriousness that created the unique colors of natural amber. It was nature itself, it was storms, earthquakes, shifting continents, rising sea levels, pressure, heat and almost 40 million years that made Dominican amber what it is. This is what happened and this is what accounts for the blue, the green and other shades, besides the yellow and brown.Dominican amber is not heat treated to reproduce the colors. It is not clarified and all inclusions are natural. Mother Nature took care of it.

Autoclaves are working in many jewelery companies in Poland and abroad. Modern hydraulic presses, equipped with electronic temperature control heaters, and automatic hydraulic units replace Mother Nature. Some even mix copal (young amber) from other countries with the precious melted resin. And sell it as genuine Baltic amber.

Today, in view of the pressure of a world market based more on competitive prices than on truth, still more sophisticated methods are used. There is nothing against it, as long as it is declared as what it is. Unfortunately, most amber dealers and much less their customers know what is going on.

The amber occurrences in the Dominican Republic are generally from the same time period as Baltic amber, give or take 10 million years. But Dominican amber has much more fossil inclusions of plants and small animals and for this reason is highly appreciated by scientists and collectors alike.

Of all natural Dominican color variations, blue is the most precious, and is highly sought-after by collectors and high-end jewelers.

About us

“At Santiago, in San Domingo, in the valley of the brook Acagua, amber pieces, some as large as the egg of a goose, reward the explorer.”

J.G. Haddow, 1891
Amber – All about it.

We started our operation directly in Jacagua (Acagua) north of the city of Santiago de los Caballeros at the foot of the mountain range where Dominican Amber is found, in the Caribbean, in the Dominican Republic. We have been specializing in the extremely rare version, the BLUE amber.

We only wholesale
Therefore you will not find an open product catalog on our web site. For professional inquiries, please contact us indicating your activities. 

We are a privately owned operation.
We buy directly at the location to have best prices for best quality, which we carefully select for you. We use our contacts to provide to you the best blue amber available. We are your direct link. We have been operating in the amber business since the beginning of the century.

Service
is one of the most difficult commodities to get. And yet, this is what we offer. Besides the products.
Service is our way of working in partnership with you, providing the best support in communication and information. Due to over 40 years of international business experience, we understand the importance of fastest possible response time.

First in Blue Amber

We started our operation at the beginning of the century when Dominican blue amber was little known. We were the first to offer it on the world wide web. We could convince the world that blue Dominican amber is 100 % natural, and that we sell it as such. Of course, meanwhile, your will find other sites offering this unique treasure and there was bluish amber also found in Indonesia and in Mexico. Nevertheless, based on the long-time experience, we have best contacts to the mines and miners as well as cutters and carvers and -of course- best recommendations from our clients. Please read some of our customer’s testimonials.

I have received the parcel yesterday and what can I say as usual it’s beautiful.
When you know some one very far from you and there is a strong trust between you this means friendship, I’m really like to deal with you because you are honest, nice, clear, advisable and have very good product. So it’s normal to continue business with you till to date which have been started from 2005. Years of trust, years of satisfaction, years of friendship, years of good business. We have to enjoy life and the beautiful gifts from the creator.
Thank you, for everything.
H.S.A Qatar

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Rare Blue Amber

Although there are no official numbers, top-grade Blue Dominican Amber will be found up to 50 kilos per year, high-grade Blue Amber has probably a yearly output of approximately 250 kilos, while the low-grade quality does not exceed 900 kilo per year.  Compared with it, the yearly production of gem-quality diamonds is at a whopping 130 million carats. That’s 26,000 kilos (26 metric tons). Since diamonds are composed of simple carbon atoms arranged into a crystal they are easily made in a laboratory. Even from peanuts. Or from  the ashes of your loved one.

But as De Beers’ Nicky Oppenheimer said: ”I don’t want diamonds to be discounted. I abhor it. What is tantalizing is that at the luxury end – the famous blue box of Tiffany’s – there are brands getting the margins and markups enjoyed in the luxury goods business as a whole. We want to see stores pushing the preciousness of diamonds rather than treating them as a commodity you can discount.” Yeah, rare, my foot.

Being this scarce and rarer than diamonds, why isn’t Dominican Blue Amber more expensive? The answer is: top grade blue Dominican amber is rather expensive. Compared to regular amber and its color variations it is in the highest price range, fluctuating with the market value according to the above factors. Therefore, if you find a piece of blue amber being offered too cheap, maybe on eBay and made in China (LOL), it might not be the real thing you are looking at. There is some bluish amber in Indonesia as well, but it is more like purplish instead of blue.

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