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The Magic of Amber – Solid Sun in Gems

Sunday, 24 October 2010

amberThe particles of the sun turned to stone have been appreciated from the times immemorial. The legend says that the amber is the residual mineral of the amber castle of Jūratė, Goddess of Sea that was destroyed by the God Perkūnui as the punishment for her love to the ordinary fisherman Kastytis. The ancient Romans used to dispatch the special expeditions to the Baltic to acquire the wonderful golden gums with the hardened insects inside.

It could seem that amber is not appreciated any longer as the precious stone. With the lapse of time, amber became prestigious again, but not as the stone used to make pendants or inserts into rings but as the production material to make elite gifts to decorate the houses of wealthy people. The ancient Greeks believed that amber stones are the tears cried for Phaeton and they were called electrons.

The natives of Germany used to call the amber «feuerstein» (the fire stone) for the ability to get burnt in fire. The Arabs called it «thief of straw» for its ability to electrify. The accessories from red amber were popular with the Roman patricians to protect from witchcraft and magic. They loved using amber cups which are available to purchase now for the gift to the beloved. During the Epoch of Renaissance the amber was highly evaluated by the royal family members to symbolize the power and authority. The golden amber was used to adorn the crown, various unusual presents and utilities made from amber used to be popular in the high society. This is proved by the Amber Room which was presented to Peter I by Friedrich I in 1717.

The amber comes in various sizes to really make attractive accessories from it. So, there is a unique amber stone kept weighing 15,25 kg at the Museum of Natural History, London. Cigar holders made from amber are highly appreciated presently. In spite this stone is too fragile, it was exploited for the production of mouthpieces in XIX century and till now, because of its noble color, going from white to dark red, the cigar holders are made from amber. These holders go for the most reputed heath and meerschaum pipes which appear to be the worthy gift for smokers who appreciate good tobacco.

The regular international Amber Trip exhibitions show the high value of amber that are usually hold in Vilnius to gather jewelers from various countries, especially from the Baltic. This is the place to honor the stone when over 50% of the products are made from this stone. The exhibition is usually followed by the Amber Trip Fashion Show, where the designers of jewelry and clothes demonstrate the idea of integrity of clothes and jewelry in collections specially created for the Amber Trip Fashion Show.

Many visitor of the exhibition leave the place with the warmest feeling towards the stone. The amber is the unique stone to make exclusive and forever lasting gifts as keepsakes. So, the set of handmade chess made from various shades of the frozen gum is highly appreciated. The cups, drinking glasses, tea and coffee sets from amber are also eye-striking. The thin walls of the utensil appear through the golden sun light which is frozen for centuries. Such goods lokk solemn and elite when serving the table.

The silver spoons with amber inserts, candle-holders, cups and chopsticks from the hard gum are the perfect present for anyone to enjoy the meal However, start the day without having meal looking into the mirror in the amber frame. The framework from amber is nice to keep the pictures of your family members next to you.

The men would better pick up something more solid like the amber egg with the secret lock, a globe or a casket worthy to belong to the very prince, so beautiful work they appear. However, the fragile ladies will never reject the charming amber box in the shape of a turtle, two cherries or a small sun. it is too hard to list everything made from such a amazing stone found in souvenir stores, including all those bells, key rings, horse shoes and stone pictures, stands for hour-glasses, writing sets and piggy banks, plain statues and figurines, domino, visit holders, vases, Easter eggs and in any case we should admit that every single piece of mentioned items is the unique and prestigious present to any memorable event.

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