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Amber Jewelry - our entire collection of unique Baltic amber jewelry, full of magic, charm and beauty. Browse through and find fabulous amber earrings, amber bracelets, amber necklaces, amber pendants and amber brooches – all in different styles, shapes and colors.
A fossilized resin produced mostly by ancient trees, collectively called Pinus Succiniferas, amber is not a mineral like in most jewelry. Referred to as “Window to the Past,” amber has captured insects and plants from millions upon millions of years ago. Common objects within amber include oak buds, pollen, and insects. Over 200 species of insects have been identified within amber resins. This “Window to the Past” fascinated humans during the Paleolithic Era (12,000 BCE), in which evidence suggests amber was made into jewelry and traded. Since the Neolithic Era, amber and its jewelry have a long history.
Amber originally was buried under housing for good fortune. Following the “Amber Road”, amber began trading down from northern Europe to the Roman Empire. In Greece, Egypt, and Babylonia, plenty of amber artifacts have been discovered. The most famous amber artifact was found in Brighton, UK. It is an amber cup. During the first century, the Roman Empire then became the epicenter for the amber industry.
When Christianity became the official empire, amber crucifixes was the mainstay of the amber industry. Coming back from the Crusades, Teutonic Knights brought amber to the Balkans. Their policy that amber be only for Pasternoster beads (or rosaries) was severe. Amber used for anything else was punishable by hanging.
As one of the few non-mineral precious substances, amber is considered a gem. Valuation is based on rarity and the level of succinite. Although mostly the color of semi-opaque and dark brown, amber can come in over 200 shades of colors. Because of environment factors, no two amber gems are alike. Amber is also soft and easily crafted, which make for perfect luxurious jewelry. Bracelets, brooches and pins, earrings, necklaces, pendants, rings, and unique and eclectic crafts—Amber is ideal for jewelry, with an ancient and storied past.
Territory of central and northern Europe is well known for high quality amber, especially Baltic region. Most beautiful amber jewelry is made in Poland and Lithuania where artisans design and create finest pieces of amber jewelry sold all over the world.
Amber has been always appreciated for its color and beauty and widely used for jewelry making. Amber jewelry come with natural inclusions like insects or pieces of plants is the most valuable and sought after.
The oldest amber jewelry was made about 30 000 years ago. Amber was also very well known in ancient Greece, Egypt and Rome. Amber jewelry became very popular during Neron's reign. Both the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that amber had magic powers making in one of the most popular materials used for making jewelry. Amber jewelry is also very popular nowadays. Amber jewelry lovers can choose from hundreds of designs featuring modern or more classic look. Variety of amber colors makes amber a wonderful material for use in jewelry design.