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Amber is appreciated for its rich healing properties. It has a positive effect on the complexion and the throat. What is more, amber is appreciated by proponents of natural medicine.
Experts of picking up amber start their activities from watching the waves and color of the water carefully. This is very important because the fossil is usually thrown away by storms along with other things, such as sticks. Thanks to this, darker points on the sea can be identified, which signify places where the objects […]
Since 1998, on the Polish coast during the summer season, amber catching competitions have been organized annually. The competition consists of two rounds – the elimination and the final, both held on Jantar beaches.
Electrification occurs when electrons in one object have a slightly different energy than in others. Therefore, when they come into contact, some of the electrons go to the material in which the energy was lower. This situation only happens at the contact point. Then, electrons do not return to their previous places, because their energy […]
Amber – the fossil resin of coniferous trees appeared at least 40 million years ago. To this day, it hasn’t been possible to determine explicitly which plant gave rise to the fossil.
Baltic amber is above all the noblest organic mineral from fossil resins. There are more than one hundred variations around the world, and one of them is a resin, which comes from the specific variant of a pine tree – pinus succinifera.
Succinite is another name for Baltic amber – the most recognized resin. For our ancestors, it was a tree sap and for this reason, they gave it the name sucinum. The same kind of fossil resin, but not the same variety, belongs to the amber called rivnieński, originating from Rivne (Ukraine). In Central Germany, the […]
For thousands of years, amber has been used as a decorative element in jewellery-making. It’s known in traditional medicine, in which it’s used in the production of medicinal tinctures.
According to the opinion of various specialists and researches, amber is a hardened fossil resin of evergreen trees from Neolithic times. The species of the trees has not been clearly defined yet.