We can check the authenticity of amber by using the brine method: the amber floats on the surface of the salty water. Other resins, as well as synthetic materials, sink to the bottom. A more invasive method to check amber authenticity is to set it on fire – real amber will burn with a bright […]
The Kaliningrad Regional Amber Museum is located in Kaliningrad, Russia. It is devoted to housing and displaying amber artworks. It is located on the shore of Lake Verkhneye. Its construction began in 1972 and was opened in 1979.
Amber color is a yellowish orange shade, which is the most common color of natural amber stones. Natural amber stones occur in many different colors and shades such as red, yellow, green, blue or even purple.
In the Eocene, there was a shallow sea in some areas of today’s Poland. The sea was adjacent to the Fennoscandia, a scientific name for the ancient continent. It was the place where, in a humid and warm tropical climate, the amber forest – the cradle of Baltic amber – grew. It was mainly covered […]
Up to 1100 tonnes of amber raw material can be found in the Lubelskie voivodeship in Poland. It was confirmed by the National Geology Institue of Poland in 2012. It is worth mentioning that 1 kg of the amber is worth 10 000 PLN.
Inclusions, in other words, are pieces of bark, leaves or forest floor, but also tiny animals like insects or spiders, which fell into the trap of tree resin and remained there forever. The mentioned inclusions are called organic. There are also inorganic, which include: sand, dust or small air bubbles.
Amber is used commonly in jewellery as an addition to pendants, earrings or rings. It is also the main component in the production of perfumes. There are some interesting facts about the amber:
Green amber is often used in jewelry craft to produce many kinds of jewelry such as necklaces, earrings or bracelets. It is worth to know that the green amber is extremely rare in natural habitat. Green amber gets its hue from spending time in a marshy environment amid decaying organic matter. Its color becomes brownish […]
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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.