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After last year's project of an amber tampon, this year's Main Prize of the Amberif Design Award, held under the slogan Mimesis, seems to be very “low key”…


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Amber. Around the World

Nine jewelery artists and more than fifty design specimens using a variety of styles and techniques with Baltic, Dominican and Sumatran amber - make the announcement of the exhibition Amber: Around the World, which will have its premiere at the Amber Museum and Amberif fair in Gdansk, Poland.


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2014 turned out to be very good for the Lithuanian amber industry, and in 2015 amber mining from the deposits located in the Curonian spit is meant to begin. The condition of that industry will be put on test for the first time this year at the Amber Trip trade fair that will be held in Vilnius over March 18th...

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This year, the largest international exhibition of amber and jewelry in Baltic countries Amber Trip 2015 has launched an exclusive event – a press conference on plans to mine Lithuanian amber, lying in the Curonian Lagoon beside Juodkrante.

An article about amber has been published in Goldschmiede Zeitung (GZ), a leading German monthly magazine for the jewellery and  watchmaking industry. The article mentions the Amberif trade fair, decreasing prices of the amber raw material, the Chinese market and modern Polish jewellery. 

In January 2014 the producers were paralysed by the prices of raw material going through the roof, as well as by the dramatic lack of the raw material. Today the prices have fallen by half, and there is a lot of raw material on the market, though its quality is not always good enough.

“A great success of the Amber Expedition I was initiating and tightening contacts with people from various countries, who are interested in cooperation on the amber route. In order to benefit from this unique potential we have decided to continue the project” – says its leader Lechosław Ochocki.

Following the Russian declarations, it was supposed to fulfil the needs of the producers from Kaliningrad in the first place, and the excess was meant to go on the market where everybody was going to have an opportunity to purchase it. The current situation, however, can be briefly summarised as: it was meant to be wonderful, but it ended up as usual...