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Mimesis

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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Contrary to expectations, the Amberif trade fair didn’t provide an answer to the question about the nearest future of the amber market. Though, the fair has shown that the market is really saturated both with the raw material and products.

Although there were visibly fewer buyers than last year at the Amber Trip in Vilnus, the event can boast a higher number of exhibitors and a larger exhibition area. 

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.