Vintage & New Authentic Baltic Amber Jewellery
As a gift or for yourself we have a variety of quality one of a kind vintage and new authentic Baltic amber jewellery.
Simple to fancy, we guarantee all Baltic amber and sterling silver jewellery is authentic.
We clean and gift box all sterling silver jewellery complimentary when purchased. Please let us know when purchasing if you would like us to clean the sterling silver jewellery.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
History of Baltic Amber
The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of amber, called Baltic amber or succinite. It dates from 44 million years ago (during the Eocene epoch). It has been estimated that these forests created more than 100,000 tons of amber.Today, more than 90% of the world's amber comes from Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia.
"Baltic amber" was formerly thought to include amber from the Bitterfeld brown coal mines in Saxony (Eastern Germany). Bitterfeld amber was previously believed to be only 20–22 million years old (Miocene), but a comparison of the animal inclusions in 2003 suggested that it was possibly Baltic amber that was redeposited in a Miocene deposit. Further study of insect taxa in the ambers has shown Bitterfeld amber to be from the same forest as the Baltic amber forest, but separately deposited from a more southerly section, in a similar manner as Rovno amber.