Amber is known as the ‘Gem of the Baltic’, and often referred to as ‘Polish Gold’.
It’s the oldest, most precious export product from the Baltic Coast. Amber is a tree resin hardened and weathered for millions of years and washed ashore of the Baltic Sea.
It’s a mineral of many different names and colours. The colour of amber might vary and depends on the amber nuggets age. It ranges from nearly white, through all shades of yellow and orange, to dark, almost cherry-like red. It’s known under different names such as ‘jantar’, good stone, gold of the north, Baltic gold and electron.
In the past, amber was associate with a magical power and healing properties, and nowadays is used in the cosmetic industry and folk medicine.
If you are looking for Polish amber, Gdansk is the city to visit. The seaside city Gdansk is home to the Amber Museum, where you can admire both old and contemporary works of designers. Stadion Energa Gdansk, considered to be most stunning football arena, resembles a piece of amber.