Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Amber

​​Where is amber found ?

Amber Deposits


                   Resin secreted by coniferous trees at least 40 million years ago was carried southwards by rivers from the territories of Scandinavia and the present-day Baltic Sea and laid down in Paleogene marine sediments.


How do various forms of amber arise ?

The shape of amber forms

                     Natural forms in which amber has often survived testify to its origin equally well as chemical analyses, since forms like that are seen today on tree trunks or branches in forests.


Where does amber come from ?

The origins of amber












Amber forests, flourished around 45 million years ago, in the territories of southern Fennoscandia (present-day northern Europe and Baltic region).




How to tell real baltic amber
from fake ?

Amber vs Fake

                     How to Identify real Baltic Amber from Imitations or Fakes ? When buying amber it is very difficult to identify if the stone is real Baltic amber


Why is some amber yellow, blue,

and other amber red? 
A wealth of Baltic amber varieties

                     Questions about the colour and translucency of amber are among the most frequently asked by amber enthusiasts, novice amber collectors and visitors to fossil resin exhibitions. More

What are the amber with insect inclusions ? life closed in amber


                   Amber often contains organic inclusions such as insects, arachnids, arthropods, small amphibians, plants remains, grains of sand, and gas bubbles.




Amber Price

what is the price of amber ?

                     How much is baltic amber per gram?  Baltic amber price per gram depands on quality, level of transparency, colour, impurities and shape on their size as well.



DNA in Amber Is it possible?

DNA extraction from fossil insects in amber

                      In "Jurassic World" scientists using the DNA of insects closed in amber were able to recreate dinosaurs. But in reality, it is not that simple.



Does baltic amber have healing properties?

Amber in Medicine

                     Does baltic amber have healing properties?  
People have believed in the magical power of amber from time immemorial.​At first,people valued amber chiefly for its magical power.



Copal - tree resin (coniferous or deciduous species), occurring in different varieties in the subtropical countries.


Burmese Amber

                     Burmite comes from northern Myanmar (formerly Burma) and the neighbouring countries; it has been mined, as an artistic material, since the time of the Chinese Han dynasty.



Dominican Amber

                     The fossil resin of the Dominican Republic is believed to have been encountered already by Columbus during his second expedition to the West Indies in the 1494.


Baltic amber or  succinite, as it is called  by mineralogists, is not only a jewelry stone,  but also a witness of life dating back to at least  40 million years ago. Inclusions in the form of small insects and fragments of plants are an excellent research material for palaeontologists and the subject of  interest of hobbyists and collectors. Its organic origins are no longer a mystery to anyone. Understanding the processes responsible for transforming tree resin into amber is, however, more problematic. What is baltic amber, Where does amber come from, Where is amber found How to tell real baltic amber from fake ?

On this page you will find answers to these and many other questions.
Welcome to the world of amber!


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