Friday, October 30, 2009

Baltic Amber Collection

Recently we had the pleasure of making new acquaintances with two lovely people from Poland, Mr. Gregory and Madam Elizabeth. We  had no knowledge whatsoever about amber, learned a lot from our brief visit to their booth during the Malaysian Jewelry Festival.


I, whom have never been a fan of amber, fell in love! It wasn't enough going to the booth once,  twice...but 3 times till the last day of the event.
It was so fascinating learning about the history and formation of amber and viewing fossils from millions and millions years ago lodged permanently between the hardened pine tree resin.


We secured quite a collection of large amber cabochons , some with tree branches, some with tiny insects and we even got one with a full tiny leave that can clearly be seen without the magnifier.


Ambers are generally known to be expensive and i have always wondered why. After learning more about the formation of this extraordinary stone, only now i can appreciate the value of amber.


These stones are better viewed personally rather than posting it in my blog to appreciate its beauty.


If you like amber and would like to know more about it also to  view it with magnified lens, please do not hesitate at all to ask me about it. I can tell you everything i know about it and how to do some simple tests to know that you are getting a genuine stone.






some of the gorgeous ambers on display.



ari and mr. gregory




mr. gregory and madam elizabeth


Baltic Amber Collection

Recently we had the pleasure of making new acquaintances with two lovely people from Poland, Mr. Gregory and Madam Elizabeth. We  had no knowledge whatsoever about amber, learned a lot from our brief visit to their booth during the Malaysian Jewelry Festival.


I, whom have never been a fan of amber, fell in love! It wasn't enough going to the booth once,  twice...but 3 times till the last day of the event.
It was so fascinating learning about the history and formation of amber and viewing fossils from millions and millions years ago lodged permanently between the hardened pine tree resin.


We secured quite a collection of large amber cabochons , some with tree branches, some with tiny insects and we even got one with a full tiny leave that can clearly be seen without the magnifier.


Ambers are generally known to be expensive and i have always wondered why. After learning more about the formation of this extraordinary stone, only now i can appreciate the value of amber.


These stones are better viewed personally rather than posting it in my blog to appreciate its beauty.


If you like amber and would like to know more about it also to  view it with magnified lens, please do not hesitate at all to ask me about it. I can tell you everything i know about it and how to do some simple tests to know that you are getting a genuine stone.






some of the gorgeous ambers on display.



ari and mr. gregory




mr. gregory and madam elizabeth