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History of the Baltic Amber.

Baltic amber – coniferous trees gums hardened to petrous amber 50 000000 years ago (Eocene Epoch). It is thought that at that time South Europe was one-piece continent, so called Fennoscandia or Fenno-Scandinavia.

 

Qualities of Baltic Amber

Baltic Amber is a fossil resin which has formed under natural conditions 50 000000 years ago. Thanks to hundreds of processes, that the resin went through to form itself into amber. It remains in the fossil stage because of oxidizing and polymerization. Since this process is ongoing, Baltic Amber keeps shifting so it is obvious that it is a “live material”, friendly to humans. It is from that period that what we now consider to be the earliest simple drawings of predators and wild horses made in amber originate; the artifacts were found in Meindorf, Germany and Siedlnica, Poland. Our Forefathers used Amber for their purposes as early as the 12-13th millennium BCE.

 

And so, this unique stone has been fascinating humankind for well over a dozen millennia and has been a material for craft and art, as well as a stone thought to have magical and medicinal properties.

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