What is AMBERGRIS?
Ambergris is a valuable material used in the manufacture of perfume in many parts of the world. It is also used in the making of expensive cigars and has reputed aphrodisiac properties. It has been known to be used since 1000 AD and in recent times used for Homeopathic medicines.
How to Identify AMBERGRIS
Objects that are often mistaken for Ambergris are Sea Kidney or Marine Sponge, Fat/Tallow, Gum, Pumice, Dog Poo and Black Rubber. The following information can help you identify Ambergris.
We Buy AMBERGRIS
Our company is the longest established business in New Zealand dealing with Ambergris; we have been in operation for over 40 years buying ambergris in New Zealand. We have developed strong relationships with our overseas buyers and our prices are more competitive than any other buyer in New Zealand.
How is Ambergris formed?
Ambergris is only produced by the Sperm Whale and it is said that it is the Male Sperm Whale only that produces Ambergris. Many people think of ambergris as “Whales Vomit” , “Whales snot” or Whales Feces, these are all incorrect.