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Okategoriserade,  semi precious stones,  Sweden

Amber along our coast

We’ve had a couple of storms lately and I must say that while it was howling outside I didn’t have one positive thing to say about it. Now it’s totally another story. I must say that I’m quite pleased that we had some storms. All due to the fact that I’ve been finding pieces of amber every other day for the last two weeks. It’s such a joy to go on a treasure hunt along the shore!

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 Amber is fossilized tree resin and  ows it’s existence to the defence mechanisms of certain kinds of tree. When the bark is punctured or infected, a sticky resin oozes out to seal the damage and sterilise the area. Some species of trees produce such copious quantities of resin that small creatures, as well as leaves and flowers from the trees themselves, get trapped.

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It would be nice to make some jewelry out of the pieces, don’t you think?

 

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