Why Baltic amber is so special? Baltic amber has been used for centuries for its beauty and for its amazing healing properties. Historically, Baltic amber has been used to alleviate many types of pain — from dental pain, arthritic joint pain to swelling, and inflammation. It also aids in immune support. Baltic amber is only found near the Baltic Sea in Northern Europe.
And yes, our meditation malas are made of real, natural Baltic amber. Not pressed, not coloured.
How old is amber? Amber (Lat. Succinum) is fossil pine resin of the Eocene Period (40-45 million years old), changed by microorganisms, oxidation, polymerization and other processes.
Sun Stone – one of the largest amber pieces in Europe exhibited in the Museum of Amber (Palanga, Lithuania). Its size is more or less like a human head or 210x190x150 mm.
The legend of love and amber. Jūratė and Kastytis love story is one of the most famous and popular Lithuanian love legends and tales. For the first time it was recorded in 1842. The plot greatly varies between the different versions. However, the basic facts remain the same.
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.