About Baltic Amber
Amber is the ancient resin of trees, transformed over millions of years into an exceptional gem with extraordinary properties. These properties are exploited and used by both craftsman and scientist. Amber is a beautiful stone which may be cut and polished to form a valuable gemstone, but it is also a fossil which can contain preserved insects, small animals and plants that are tens of millions of years old. The inclusions often seen in amber usually add to amber's unique look and in many cases greatly increase its value.
Of all the amber deposits in the world, probably the most famous and certainly the largest is that of the Baltic region, representing some 80% of the world's known amber resource. Known since prehistory, this amber has been used and fashioned by humankind in countless ways and in measureless quantities.