Spring is the best time to find your perfect amber!
With temperatures getting warmer, endless empty beaches and low pre-season prices Spring is the perfect time for amber hunting in Poland.
It's simply the surviving resin of ancient trees which compressed by rock movement and glaciers, where chemical processes (that we are unable to understand yet!) formed the gemstones of the colour of beautiful sunset. In the hands of an experienced Amber Master (it takes 8 years to become one) these gems are transformed into magical earrings, necklaces, bracelets, rings, lamps or even spoons!
Why polish amber jewellery is so famous?
Well obviously because it's beautiful! And super-light (amber floats in salt water!) And it's 45 million years old! And Jurassic Park Movie is no joke – you can really find ambers with insects that walked, flied and crept Earth millions years ago! Do we need to say more?
So where do I get one of those?
Now this is the best part: You can find it yourself! And there is no metal detector or truffle hog required! Just a stroll on the beach (particularly after heavy storm) is enough to find some ambers if you're lucky. Then, you can take it to local Amber Master where (usually outside of the season) your findings will be transformed into a unique piece of art. And of course designed by you!
If you're short on time (we know, there's so much to see in Poland!), you can always visit The S&A Company who offers tours of their workshop, Amber Museum, or numerous amber shops in Gdansk or Krakow, where you can purchase a truly unique gift everyone will be jealous of!