Baltic amber jewellry

by Denis
(Latvia)


Do you like amber jewelry?


About amber

Amber is a very light stone made from the fossilized resin of trees.Most of the world's true amber ranges between 30 to 90 million years.

Baltic amber is used as gem stone since the Mesolithic Period.Amber has been known since the ancient Greeks and was written about by Homer in the Odyssey. Aristotle and Plato also mentioned amber and Pliny the Elder explained its origins.

Medical force of Baltic amber.

As a medicine, powdered amber was mixed with honey and used as a curative for asthma, gout, and the black plague. Today amber is still used as a medicine

in some countries.

Birthstone Months with Amber

Taurus (Apr 20-May 20): Birthstone
Leo (Jul 23-Aug 22): Lucky Charm

Amber occurence.

The highest percentage of ambers are from the Baltic Sea region. Baltic amber is found in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, and occasionally washed up on the shores of the Baltic Sea as far away as Denmark, Norway, and England.

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