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Baltic Amber [Fossil Resin] from 50 Million Years Ago

Baltic Amber [Fossil Resin] from 50 Million Years Ago

Baltic Amber truly possesses a life-giving energy. It takes its beginning in luxuriant forests as old as the mother earth itself. Later waters and masses of ground fell on them. However the treasures of those times survived preserved in it, therefore Baltic Amber contains joy and happiness. From ancient times people living in the territory of our motherland used to dug out Amber if its burying places and enrich it with something from their own lives. They would inscribe pieces of Natural Amber with their feelings along with nice wishes, put them on strings, and give as gifts to their beloved ones so that they could accompany them in this or another life.

Scientists say that Baltic Amber is a Fossil Tree Resin that has achieved a stable state through oxidation, action of micro-organisms and other processes. If we want to image how everything happened, we should travel some tens of millions of years back to the southern regions of the present-day Scandinavia and nearby regions of the bed of the Baltic Sea (the formation of the Baltic Sea began only 13 thousand years ago) where conifer forests grew more than 50 million years ago. The climate became warmer and conifer trees started to exude big amounts of Resin. Any smallest wound caused excessive flow of Resin. Of course, today there is no one type of pine which had similar characteristics to those of the fossil trees.

Lots of creatures have ended their lives fully intact in Amber. Frogs, Anolis lizards, and geckos, as well as snake skins, bird feathers, the hair and bones of mammals, and various plant materials have been preserved in Amber. More than half the inclusions found in Amber are flies, while others include ants, beetles, moths, spiders, centipedes, termites, gnats, bees, cockroaches, grasshoppers and fleas. One of the more exciting inclusions was the discovery of what scientists say may be the "feather" of a theropod dinosaur.

Because of the unique way that Amber traps and preserves insects and animals inside it, these finds have helped paleontologists to reconstruct life on earth in its early origins, and more than 1000 extinct species of insects have been identified as a result of Amber.

The transformation of Resin into Amber continued from the moment of secretion until its burial into Sambia deposit. Due to various processes Resins underwent different changes and a material which was not similar to the original Resins was formed. Later Amber was washed out and brought to different river backwaters. The layer of Amber was covered by delta sediments and survives to the present day. One cubic meter of this rock, which is called blue ground, contains from 0,5 to 2,5 kilogram Amber. The biggest known deposit of Baltic Amber is 7-8 meter thick layer of such ground 30-40 cm below sea level near Palvininkai.

It is thought that in the whole region of western Sambia Peninsular there are several hundred thousand tons of Baltic Amber, and in Courland Lagoon, near Juodkrante, 3000 hectares of Amber containing ground have been found. In this region of Baltic Sea aproximately 90 percent of all Baltic Amber [Fossil Resin] in the world are found.

Throughout history to the late 1800s, Baltic Amber was believed charm against infections and help cure them. Baltic Amber was used to treat a wide variety of ailments in ancient Greece. Powdered Amber was mixed with honey to cure ear infections, cure dimming eyesight, and ailments of the stomach. Amber oil was often prescribed for whooping cough and asthma.

Baltic Amber Jewelry has been found at archeological sites in England, and polished Amber Jewelry and carved Amber decorations have been found dating back to 11,000 B.C.

There have been many finds of Baltic Amber Jewelry dating from ancient Egypt, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome. Mycenaean graves dating to 2,000 B.C. with thousands of Baltic Amber beads indicate that thriving Amber trade routes existed from the Baltic shores to the Eastern Mediterranean.

Sincerely

Amber Artisans

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As a small business, both in our town and in the world, we are extremely focused on every customer. Quality is our #1 priority so that everyone who buys from us has a very successful and personal experience. We are working with natural genuine Baltic Amber and our craft is something we infuse in every sale we make. We want our customers to know how very important they are to us and that we care about every aspect of what we do. Amber is very personal to us. It's the treasure of our country. And it's the most powerful homeopathic remedy that we can give to each and every person who reaches out to us.

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