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Amber pressing

Reconstructed amber is more and more common and arouses more and more interest due to the relatively low price. What is it and how is it created? Does it retain the properties of natural amber? The so-called amber pressing is a process aimed at fusing small pieces of amber (sometimes even amber powder) into larger pieces suitable for jewelry. It mainly uses [...]

What is Ukrainian amber?

Amber is inseparably associated with the Baltic Sea region. However, it turns out that succinite can also be found in areas far away from it. Where did it come from and is it different from that of the Baltic Sea? At the beginning it is necessary to clarify the mechanisms of amber deposits formation. All Baltic amber deposits are secondary deposits, i.e. [...]

Postcards from the Amber Museum

The Amber Museum offers postcards that can be a nice gift or a memory of visiting our museum. Amber jewelry of Dorota Cenecka, Tomasz Kargul or Jacek Baron, as well as sculptures of amber decorated with amber by Jacek Sumeradzki and Mariusz Drapikowski, as well as objects of Herald and Eric Popkiewicz - these are just some of the exhibits from the Krakow Amber Museum and products offered in [...]

Amber, succinite or amber?

The names of precious and semi-precious stones have different origins, often they result from the characteristics of a given stone. Terminological complexities are also associated with our national treasure - Baltic amber. The name succinite comes from the Latin word succinum meaning juice [1]. The first mention of this name appeared in the work of Pliny the Elder written in the first century BC "Natural History". "Our ancestors also believed that amber is a wood juice (from Latin sucus), calling it for this reason [...]

What do fish and Baltic Amber have in common?

Admiring the Baltic amber jewelry, we are often surprised by the unusual color, the degree of transparency or the shimmering glitters refracting the light. Where do the mysterious "scales" make amber such a luminous stone come from? The history of extracting the natural beauty of Baltic amber is very long. Already in the 17th century, methods for clarifying amber were known by prolonged heating of nuggets in linseed oil, which filled the pores in succinnas making it more transparent. Heating of amber wrapped in paper in [...] was also popular

Blue amber - facts and myths

It is well known that Baltic amber comes in a wide range of colors. Dairy, yellow, orange or cognac or greenish colors are no longer a surprise. However, blue is still controversial. Ambiguous colors, light figures and flickering effects of stones arouse admiration, sometimes in combination with suspicions. Where does this rainbow opal play come from? Why labradorites and moonstones hypnotize [...]

Colombian copal - a unique resin or imitation of Baltic amber?

The word kopal comes from the word copalli, which in Nahuatl means 'incense'. This fragrant stone has fascinated people with its resinous smell and unusual appearance since the beginning of time. Nowadays, it is often compared with Baltic amber, due to its similar appearance, despite its different properties. Are these resins more divided, or maybe they have more in common than [...]

Methods of extracting Baltic amber

Sunny stone - Baltic amber - is invariably associated with holiday trips to the sea, searching for golden particles on the beach in hot sand in the company of the sound of waves and the screams of seagulls. However, there are other methods of extracting this valuable resource, more about them below! Already in the 16th century in the work of M. Kromer "Poland, or about the situation, population, customs ..." [...]

Red Baltic amber - a few words about modification

Juicy red Baltic ambers have not been impressed with their clarity and saturated color for a long time. Some people think of rubies, others like pomegranates - one thing is certain: jewelry with cherry amber looks extremely elegant. But why are they red? You will find the answer later in the article! The richness of colorful varieties and degrees of transparency of natural succinite make each of the nuggets different [...]

Cosmetics and other amber-based products available at the Amber Museum!

We encourage you to familiarize yourself with our offer. To meet the expectations of our visitors, we have prepared the following range of box products: natural amber soap, natural mud and amber soap, bath salt with mud and amber, softening mask cream with mud and amber, face cream with amber extract, cream hand with mud and amber, cream for [...]

Flowers of Podlasie - the Bondarowski collection

Feerie of colors, Art Nouveau composition and elaborate decorations, or a few words about the collection dedicated to endangered species of plants from the Podlasie region prepared by the Bondarowski brand to celebrate the centenary of Poland regaining independence. The latest collection of Podlasie flora is a kind of tribute to Polish nature. Although the presented species are "ours" they seem to be exotic because of [...]

Amber Chariot

One of the stories is that ambers are fossilized tears of Heliad, Faeton's sisters who was the son of the sun god. Harald Popkiewicz inspired by mythical history and sunny stone, created a unique object that can be admired in our Museum. Spring has come to the Amber Museum, due to a sunny chariot by Harald Popkiewicz, illuminating the Museum. "Chariot" was created in 2006. By […]

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