Komboloi made of Baltic Amber cut by hand

Amber is a natural material. It is the fossil resin (retsini) of coniferous trees and, especially, of the species Pinites Susinifer (Gepert, 1860). This tree existed in the area of the Baltic Sea, in between the Eocenus and Oligocenus years of the Paleozoic Era (ca 28-54 million years) and is extinct now. The resin entered the ground where it needed millions of years to be fossilized and become stone (amberification).

Nowadays word "kehribari" comes from the arabian name "kahraba". It was known during the Paleolithic and Neolithic Age, since there are foundings discovered and dated. Thalis of Militos in the 7th century B.C is the first one who mentions amber’s quality of producing static electrism, thus taking the name “electron”. During the antiquity years, the merchandise of amber was spread almost throughout the world. Its most memorably famous use was the renowned "Amber Room" created by Frederic I of Prussia in 1701. It was built by big sheet surfaces with very carefully formed amber pieces so that a mosaic was created. In 1717 it was donated to the tsar Peter the Great of Russia and was placed in the old winter palace of St Petersburgh. In 1755 it was moved to the palace Ekaterininsky in Tsarskoye Selo. After the German invasion in Russia in 1941, the pieces were transferred to the castle of Koeningsberg, where their traces are lost for ever.

The amber is a thick and sticky material and it is because of this quality that the entrapment of insects, leaves, stones and even air bubbles are due to. Its colours vary from white (ivory) to almost black. Its most popular shades are yellow and orange. It is a quite light material (slightly heavier than water), it is easily encurved and it is soft (almost having the hardness of our nails), 2-3 grades of the Mohs scale.

The processing of amber can be done in two ways: the one is to give it the shape we want from the original material, as we find it in nature (hand processing). The other happens with the gathering of amber pieces (small or big) and their exposure to an environment of high pressure and temperature. The pieces are united into one and they create a solid material (the Abroid method).

Nowadays, the tree which could give us the "retsini", which –in its turn- could become amber in millions of years (amberification) is the Kori Pine or Australis Agathis prospering in New Zealand and also the Himenaea Pine prospering in East Africa and South and Central America. We need to stress that the term "kechribari" (amber or resin) today is only referred to talk about the fossil resin which lies underground the Baltic Sea ground. We should not misunderstand and use it for any other fossils existing throughout the world (eg St Domenicus, Yemen, Somalia, Malta etc.)


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CodeDescriptionBead DiameterPrice (€)Buy
KX31Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea-cut by hand - Royal kind. 16-18 mm1134
KX32Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - Dark honey. 13-10 mm342
KX33Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - Royal kind. 12x9 mm480
KX34Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea-cut by hand - Golden brown. 13-10 mm396
KX35Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 15-11 mm540
KX36Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand- Golden brown-black. 24-28x13x10-13 mm756
KX37Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand- Golden golden-yellow. 18-19mm1958
KX38Komboloi made of genuine amber from Balticsea- cut by hand-orange. 25-21mm3120
KX39Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - Royal kind. 23-19mm2280
KX40Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - Orange. 20-17mm1548
KX41Komboloi made of genuime amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 14-16mm1176
KX42Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 10-15mm1152
KX43Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 15-13mm912
KX44Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 12-15mm960
KX45Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 15-10-8 mm414
KX46Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 10-10mm380
KX47Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 14x12 mm744
KX48Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 10-16 mm594
KX50Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea - cut by hand. 12-13x8 mm280
KX51Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 15-10mm558
KX52Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand, black-brown. 15-15mm1008
KX53Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - Orange. 12-10 mm528
KX54Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - orange. 10-8 mm384
KX55Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - orange. 12-10mm384
KX56Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand - orange. 11-10mm432
KX60Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand. 15x10-17x14mm858
KX61Komboloi made of genuine amber from Baltic sea- cut by hand-golden brown. 9-18mm882
KX57Stone of Electron - Genuine raw amber from Baltic Sea.  290
KX58Stone of Electron - Genuine raw amber from Baltic Sea.  192
KX59Stone of Electron - Genuine raw amber from Baltic Sea .  135

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