Amber region - it's the furthest west area of Russia, whose environmental innermost depths generously give their unique creation - amber.
Amber stone is a miraculous work of nature, the beauty and mystery whereof attracted people even in ancient times. There are many songs and legends about amber; poets and scientists brought fame to it.
Million years ago large stands of forests in some parts of the world began to seep globs of sticky resin! This aromatic resin oozed down the sides of trees, as well as filling internal fissures, trapping debris, such as seeds, leaves, feathers and insects. As geologic time progressed the forests were buried and the resin hardened into a soft, warm, golden gem, known as amber. Amber is the fossilized resin of ancient trees which forms through a natural polymerization of the original organic compounds. Most of the world's amber is in the range of 30-90 million years old.
Firstly, Baltic amber should be noted for the great variety of colour. Scientists count up to 250 different colours and shades of amber. Usually it is yellow but its numerous subtle shades can range from bright yellowish to dark brown, orange, reddish brown or almost white. Amber is not always of one colour: unique combinations of two or more colours and shades, patterns forming the most amazing compositions of art can be found. Amber stones and amber articles are flammable, sensitive to heat and effect of chemical substances therefore one should stick to elementary care rules. Do not plunge amber articles into water and do not keep them near hot things (stove, iron, bulb, etc.). Like other things amber can lose its colour with the time if exposed to the direct light so it is recommended to store it in places protected from the direct sun light. In the course of time amber adornments can lose their gloss from the contact with skin but it is very easy to make it shine again by rubbing the adornments against woollen, suede or velvet fabric.
Amber beads in contact with skin accumulate an electrostatic charge and the oxidised surface contains the highest amount of succinic acid. Succinic acid as a bio-stimulant has a positive effect on the respiratory tract, heart and kidneys; it also stimulates neural system and recovery processes.