BALTIC AMBER
    Amber is fossilized resin of pine and other trees.  Looks like a rock but light.  Takes a polish, becomes transparent, looks beautiful, sometimes has bugs and other stuff in it.  Dug out of the sand in the Baltic regions.  When it burns it smells like what it is.  Has been a Baltic trade item since ancient times if not before.  ("Ancient" in my business is a technical term describing human stuff of the period c. 8000 BC to c. 600 AD.  Before that is something-lithic, after that is "medieval.")

AMB1) AMBER, Oligocene period, c. 50-40 million BC, I have a large stock of polished pieces from about 0.5 inches (~1 cm) to 2 inches (~5cm) or more from Lithuania by way of Sweden.  All of them have inclusions, and many have a tiny insect or two.  While it is true that for fullest enjoyment of these you should have a good magnifier and a good light source, these are also nicely polished and have great color and clarity (all of them, every single one), so that they have superior macro-visual interest as well.  This is both the best and the cheapest amber I have ever had.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Prices:
A. all with at least one insect
    -0.75 inch or more in greatest dimension - $27.00
    -1 inch or more in greatest dimension - $36.00
    -1.5 inch or more in greatest dimension - $70.00
    and I have better-still better-best on hand, please ask
B. no bugs
    -0.75 inch or more in greatest dimension - $5.00
    -1 inch or more in greatest dimension - $11.00
    -1.5 inch or more in greatest dimension - $18.00
 
 

AMB4) AMBER, Oligocene period, c. 50-40 million BC, a 660mm (26") strand of uncut & unpolished nuggets 10-32mm, ~150 pcs, from Poland, $220.00
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555-7221) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 42x40x11mm, polished, bunch of bark & junk inside, also 2 bugs, one is a nice mosquito, from Poland, $70.00 sold 6/11/2015
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AMB8) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 30x20x10mm, 3 bugs visible but rather inconspicuous, from Poland, polished, $53.00
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AMB9) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 31x7x7mm prism,  nice 4mm fly in middle, from Poland, polished, superb $53.00
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AMB10) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 25x15x10mm pebble, 3mm ant very clear, from Poland, polished, superb $66.00
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AMB12) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 43x33x5mm, no bugs, but interesting crystallized zones, from Poland, partially polished, $45.00 sold
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AMB13) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 23x30x17mm pentagonal lump, nice 2-3mm fly near surface well separated from a zone of debris, excellent $56.00
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AMB2715) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 25x20x9mm oval, few bubbles & inclusions, from Poland, $13.00 sold 8/24/2016
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AMB2714) AMBER, Oligocene, c. 50 million BC, 32x15x9mm, 1 small gnat, from Poland, $33.00
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(I just had a proto-erotic flight of fancy.  You get a complicated multibug piece of amber on a necklace, much time very close looking for the bugs.)

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