1. Is it real amber?
Yes, it is real, natural baltic amber.
Not pressed, not coloured.
2. How amber mala is made?
Here is pictogram-style answer: raw amber piece is by hand transformed into cubic form of particular size. Then cubic form becomes perfecly rounded bead. Stupa bead is made by hand.
3. Who were involved into genesis of amber?
Sciadopitys verticillata, were involved in the genesis of Baltic amber.
Conifers of the family Sciadopityaceae, are closely allied to the sole extant representatives.
4. How old is amber?
Sun Stone – one of the largest amber pieces in Europe exhibited in the Museum of Amber (Palanga, Lithuania). It’ssize is more or less like human head or 210x190x150 mm.
|Sun Stone (Palanga amber museum, Lithuania)|
5. Legend about love and amber
Goddess Jūratė (from the noun jūra meaning the sea) lived under the Baltic sea in a beautiful amber castle. Imagine that :)) She ruled the sea and all of the sea-life. A young fisherman named Kastytis was disturbing the peace as he was catching a lot of fish. Jūratė decided to punish him and restore the peace, but she fell in love with the handsome young fisherman. Perkūnas, the thunder-god, found out that the immortal goddess had fallen in love with a mortal man. He became furious and struck the amber castle. It exploded into millions of pieces.
And this is why we find pieces of amber after a storm on the Baltic Sea.