I was given Baltic Amber as a gift. I was wondering if it has different properties than Copal Amber. Also when i was holding it for a while, it started to feel a bit sticky or oily, Is that normal?
Thank you so much for your question about the difference between Baltic Amberand Copal.
Basically, Baltic Amberis tree resin that is remaining from ancient trees that once stood in the location now occupied by the Baltic Sea. Copalis also tree resin but it is from more recent times and is not from the Baltic region.
Since these crystals are tree resin it is normal for them to feel a little soft and/or oily - especially after they have been held and are warm. Here is an article that explains much more about their differences:
The A,B,C's of Amber - Crystal Healing Articles - Information About Crystals As A Healing Tool
Both crystals are very energetic and healing and will really brighten your life.
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