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Baltic amber (succinite) is a fossilized resin, formed over 45 million years ago. It is a “living” material constantly undergoing oxidation and polymerization processes. It was a very well known material to our ancestors who started to use it in XIII century BC. One of the oldest drawings of wild horses made in amber found in Meindorf (Germany) and Siedlice (Poland) are dated back to that time. Amber has been used by humans for several thousand years in arts, crafts and medicine. Today amber is mainly used in jewelry production, and its beautiful pieces can be found on international markets.
One of the most unique inclusions found in amber is “Gierlowska Lizard” trapped inside amber piece displayed in Amber Museum in Gdansk.
Nowadays, amber used for jewelry manufacturing is very often “improved”. Raw material is placed in autoclaves where it undergoes certain chemical processes. As a result its clarity, transparency, color or hardness is changed. Also many pieces can be glued together or inclusions can be introduced. In XIX th century Spiller and Trebitsch patented methods for pressing amber. It is a process where tiny pieces or even amber powder is pressed under pressure and as a result a bigger piece is produced. Today’s technology allows manufacturers to produce pressed amber very similar to natural amber and distinction can be very difficult. Testing and identification of real amber can be difficult, since it is not very well soluble in any known solvents. Infrared spectroscopy is currently used validated method for amber testing.