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  • What’s the Future of Amber Raw Material?
    What’s the Future of Amber Raw Material?

    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.

  • Amber Trip 2015
    Amber Trip 2015

    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. 

  • Lithuania will start amber mining
    Lithuania will start amber mining

    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.

  • The German Media Writing about Amber
    The German Media Writing about Amber

    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. 

  • Amber – a Year Later
    Amber – a Year Later

    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.

Amber Route

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In the last years of the 20th century, as part of the preservation of Europe’s cultural heritage, a program was established for making routes which, in referring to the trade routes of old along which amber was transported from Barbaricum to the Mediterranean countries, would mark the tourist amber routes going through towns and cities with the most interesting amber-related centres.
Prof. dr hab. Barbara Kosmowska-Ceranowicz, Museum of the Earth at the Polish Academy of Sciences PAN

 

The simple, and yet extraordinary, resin once called THE GOLD OF THE NORTH, has become a true gemstone of the 21st century. In a uniting Europe, amber has become a goal and a pretext to undertake travels along old and new cultural routes, whose network has been getting denser and denser for well over a dozen years.
Alicja Pielińska, Museum of the Earth at the Polish Academy of Sciences PAN

 

Today we have in Poland and Europe many tourist routes based on old trade routes, linking related to amber and its collections, including the Austrian Amber Road, the Pomeranian Amber Route, the Warta River Amber Route, the Amber One A1Highway and Amber Bicycle Routes.

Measures are being taken with the aim to integrate the initiatives undertaken by the authorities of the cities along the Polish Amber Route: at the First Amber Route Cities Forum in May 2009 saw the signing of a Letter of Intent on the Undertaking of Measures to Popularise the Amber Route. The signatories’ main goals is to "develop effective forms of partnership and activity pertaining to the Amber Route for the integration of the potential of cities and regions based on amber’s cultural heritage and to develop an attractive offer which promotes the tourist assets and the achievement of these cities and regions."

One of the aims of the Amber Portal is to create a communication platform for these efforts and to help further promote amber and its cultural heritage, including the Polish and the European Amber Route.

 

 

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