The Amber Book
Explains how amber is formed, where it is found, and why it holds a mystical place in our hearts. Explores the role amber plays in the folklore of many cultures, how to detect fake amber, how to care for amber jewelry, and how to use amber for lapidary projects. Photographs illustrate some of the finest amber specimens available.
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The curious belief that amber
Amber exists in many parts
In the East Baltic region
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