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    Charity Project Along with the Friends of the Baltic Seal Fund

    Currently there are no more than two hundred Baltic ringed seals in the Gulf of Finland, and forty years ago the region was inhabited by several thousand species. The subspecies are on the brink of extinction here in the Russian Federation, and if we don’t take urgent measures, these rare sea mammals will disappear from the Gulf of Finland. Our charity project along with the Friends of the Baltic Seal is a great chance to tell about the existing problem and possible ways to solve it.

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  • History, Types and Colors of Amber

    History, Types and Colors of Amber

    Amber is one of the oldest gemstones people know since paleolithic era. There have been many theories regarding amber origin. Roman author Pliny the Elder (1st century AD) was the first scientist to prove that amber is a fossilized tree resin. He paid attention to the fact that when burning amber emits smoke and smells with resin. Today organic origin of amber is generally recognized.

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  • The History of Russian Amber, Part 3: The Future

    The final part of our story about Russian amber and its history. The main problem of amber industry today is processing. Without having significant amber reserves, Baltic States and Poland have won recognition as “amber capitals” thanks to their craftsmen.

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  • The History of Russian Amber, Part 2: From USSR to Russia

    The History of Russian Amber, Part 2: From USSR to Russia

    We continue our story about Russian amber and its history. Economic crisis of 1980’s interrupted the plant’s success story. Raw materials prices dropped considerably due to overproduction of oil.

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  • The History of Russian Amber, Part 1: The Beginning

    The History of Russian Amber, Part 1: The Beginning

    You can’t find much information about amber industry on the Internet. When we came up with an idea to create a store selling jewelry made of Baltic amber, we decided to delve into the subject by researching information about its origin, types and varieties.

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  • First Trip to Kaliningrad

    Our First Trip to Kaliningrad

    Last spring I was invited to Kaliningrad by the guys from Russian Amber to make some pictures, talk about amber and show the huge potential that this gemstone has.

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