13
Sep

postedbyMishary

For those of you who don’t yet know that i’m a big collector of Mesabee7 kahrab just click on this LINK to see my collection. A couple of days ago i found out that there is a new type of kahrab (we used to know that the kahrab’s colora are yellow & orange) but what surprised me that there is a VERY RARE kahrab color which is BLUE! i found this when i was reading more information about them in wikipedia, here is a little definition of the blue kahrab (they call it blue amber).

Blue amber is amber exhibiting a rare coloration. It most commonly is found in the amber mines in the mountain ranges around Santiago, Dominican Republic. [1]Although little known due to its rarity, it has been around since the discovery of Dominican amber.”

They cost around KD750 – KD3000 depends on the concentration and the percentage of the blue Amber, Now i need one of these! i found some guys selling it on ebay but im afraid of buying Mesabee7 online coz i need to see them first. I found one guy who’s selling some (2 or 3 mesba7) in Bahrain and called him, i think im gonna have a flight for Bahrain just for couple of hours, maybe, im gonna see him in the airport and buy it (if i liked it) and then come back to Kuwait.

But before i go there did anyone here knows  anyone selling or having any of this?

 

This entry was posted on Saturday, September 13th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

18 Responses to “I Need One Of These”

  1. Pure says:

    Good luck with that : )

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  2. Blackberry Fan says:

    Mishary, the website that you order the blue Dominican amber is a good website.. most of what you see (blue amber) in kuwait is from this website.. or fake. I ordered from them a mesba7 .. and its good quality. The problem is that they may take a while. You can send them the dimensions that you want and the shape of the shahid and 7aba. 1 gram of blue amber is about 40 dollars or so. Many people order from this family and they are trustworthy :) Be careful from the fake blue amber.. its turns blue only when the light is reflected. The color of the amber is clear yellowish color. Good luck..

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  3. Blackberry Fan says:

    Oh.. and about who sells it in kuwait.. try Bo khaleel (mubarikiya – shari3 el electronics near bahrain hotel.. ) but you know these guys.. and their prices.. also try boa7mad in makhazin near the baladiya :)

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  4. 7zaya says:

    I wonder if you can find it in Raya ? Isn’t there a nice collection of misabee7 there?

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  5. djfh says:

    where can i buy a cases for storing the misbahs !!!???

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  6. Ali says:

    djfh .. u can find it in Mubarkya in Kuwait City

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  7. Intlxpatr says:

    That is gorgeous! And expensive! :-) What a lovely addition to your collection. What is your very favorite one?

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  8. Mishary says:

    Intlxpatr Thanks :) my favorite is the one with insects in it, its a VERY rare one :)

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  9. Intlxpatr says:

    Insects? Genuine amber? Gift from Dad? :-) (WOW)

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  10. Yousef M says:

    Im looking for a place that sells this here in q8,, anyone can give me detailed directions. Plz

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  11. bo haroon says:

    yes go to soug il kabeer bil deera u will find plenty of shops there with everything u want a good person to contact with very high experience is bo-mohammed he has to shops next to each other his number is 2444333. tell him bo haroon sent us and he will show u some of his under the table collection with a good 10 to 20% discount on all rocks from german to blue amber….
    hope this helps

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  12. Mishary:
    You write about Kahrab “they call it amber”. Please help me to understand since I want to use the right expression. (I am German, and we call it “Bernstein” = burning stone). I am often confused with the way the English language transforms foreign words and misuses them in an awkward way.

    But, I looked up the word Kahrab in an English dictionary and could not find. Whereas “Amber” refers to the fossilized tree resin (see: Wikipedia). As adjective, it is also used as color description.

    But I am fully aware that the whole thing is wrong, because it is just a misuse of an Arabic word mentioned by <a Abu Zaid al Hassan for Sperm Whale puke. (see also our <Blue Amber Blog

    So, now we are in a fit. Should we use Kahrab … or the obviously “wrong” word “amber”? What is your suggestion? Anyone out there who could help?

    Thank you so much, Blue Kahrab lovers wherever you are !

    Mr. Blue Kahrab

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  13. Mishary says:

    Mr. Blue Amber if you want the right word for the dominican blue is “Amber” but in Kuwait and all the arabian country we dont use the word amber instead we call it Kahrab like we say blue kahrab we even call the royal yellow amber “German Amber” which refers the top of the royal amber.

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  14. Thank you. This helps. How do you write it in Arabic?

    By the way…in Egypt they call it different, it seems A friend from there just writes:
    [ kahrab (or kahraba) is a very meaning to electrify
    kahrabaa is a word that originally means amber, but is now
    exclusively (as far as I know!) used in the sense of
    electricity. The word commonly used for amber is “kahramaan” ]

    German Amber? What might this be?

    German shops and galleries comes almost exclusively from Poland; it is estimated that Polish jewelery share in the market is as high as 99%. Germany itself produces almost no amber jewelery. Careful: The German market also has companies which sell imitations as amber products: “Not everything called amber is amber in fact,” warns German geologist and amber inclusion specialist Dr Wolfgang Weitschat of the Geological-Paleontological Institute, University of Hamburg. “Better and better imitations made of artificial materials and are constantly appearing on the market.”

    Another problem is the lack of awareness on the part of the customers, for whom “natural amber” and “real amber” are usually the same. They are not. It is just a way how Baltic amber producers trick unaware customers into buying industrialized and treated amber that could be made of amber dust or amber residuals and clippings or low grade, dirty amber which is artificially enhanced (melted, colored, cleared).

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  15. Patty Rice writes in her Book “Amber Golden Gem of the Ages” about “German Amber”: that in the 1970 amber dust was mixed with Polyester and they got so good that normal test (hot needle test etc.) would not reveal the fake. From the 1960 on Germany imported much amber from the Dominican Republic (See: The Amberlady ) to be to be worked. So, if someone got “German Amber” from those years, it might well be that kind of material.

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  16. oh…and I almost forgot:

    Blackberry Fan (sorry, I use Palm) It is the true blue amber that changes the color when it is in the sunlight. It needs the UV components to radiate blue. The fake blue amber is solid blue and is blue in any light, because it is just colored but not natural.

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