Amber


There are many reasons behind our choice of the name ‘Amber’, but the more we find out about it, the more evident it is that it was the name that chose us, and not us who chose the name.

Amber is a colour of Malta - it is the colour of the sun's rays reflecting off her stone throughout the daytime, and one of the predominant colours that paints her sky at dusk.

Amber is formed out of tree sap over millions of years. It requires the micro-environment around it to keep still and stable, protecting it from other natural elements while it undergoes various chemical processes.

Its organic skeleton carries out polymerisation, cross-linking and cyclisation processes due to the high pressure and temperature. This process echoes many values that we are striving to establish within our company: patience, determination, fighting against the odds, generation of beauty out of otherwise destructive forces and the strength that lies within the formation of connections between different people.

The classical Greek name for Amber is ēlektron, connected to the word ēlektōr, meaning Beaming Sun. An ancient Greek myth tells us of Phaëton, the son of Helios, who was killed. His mourning sisters became poplar trees and the tears they cried for him were elektron, amber. This is such a poignant image for us!

Amber stone displays the triboelectric effect, a form of contact electrification, in which materials become electrically charged after coming into contact with a different material. Once again this echoes our belief in the power of mixing with different artists to create a Spark!

Amber is also known for its musky, rich, earthy, honey-like scent. It is often burned to cleanse a space of negative energy. It is worn in jewellery to increase inner peace and calm, and to facilitate creativity and focus. These are all crucial elements for our work in The Amber Spark.