Beauty and delicacy — these words can describe amber, the jewelry stone. Amber goods are pleasant-to-touch and don't slip out of your hand. They look luxury and deliver aesthetic pleasure. Interested in a sophisticated amber chess set? Let's take a sneak peak of amber goods history and properties of this stone.
frequently asked questions

Amber is organic tree resin that has been preserved for a long time in the soil and has turned to stone. Tree resin exuded from the bark protects trees by blocking gaps in the bark. In the open air, tree resin dries, hardens and forms pieces of gemstone – amber.

Amber is found in many places around the world, from Myanmar to USA. The largest deposits of amber are located in the Dominican Republic and the Baltic region of Europe. A large portion of the world’s amber is mined on the shores of the Baltic and North Seas – in Lithuania, Latvia, Kaliningrad region of Russia, Poland, Sweden, Germany and Denmark.

In the USA, amber is found in some states, especially in those that historically had extensive forests of resinous plants. Amber can be commonly found in New Jersey, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, California, Washington, South Dakota, Texas, and some other states. Some states (like Arkansas) have big deposits of amber, but you’ll need to get a permission (pay a fee) to enter a site.

The highest quality amber comes from the regions around the Baltic Sea. Baltic amber is very old and it often has inclusions, which makes it valuable as jewelry and for research. The varieties of Baltic amber boast over 250 different natural shades.

Noblie shop is a manufacturer of premium amber chess sets and other high-end gifts. Noblie amber chess sets feature quality materials and superb craftsmanship. Each of chess sets is crafted out of natural amber that will retain its properties over the years.

A Brief History of the First Amber Chess

Let's go back 400 years to Gdańsk. Around the 1600s, Polish handcraftsmen made elegant amber goods. People were twirling them in their hands, looking at them and peering at each detail. After 90 years, in 1690, another artisan made the first amber chess set. This marked the beginning of the mass production of them across not the entire Poland, but the whole of Europe.

When crafting the stuff, almost 50% of the stone goes into shavings. That's why goods from this gemstone are so expensive. First off, cubs are cut from a large stone. Then, these cubs are formed into certain amber pieces — a rook, pawn, knight, and other ones with their details. Amber artists grind, polish and varnish each piece of custom chess.

Amber Chess Sets Properties

It's time to understand the features of amber goods. They are:

• Inflammable. Save them in a place where there's no danger of fire; • Highly sensitive. Don't drop them. Otherwise, you have to buy a new one; • Pleasant-to-touch. It's gentle, so you'll get tactual satisfaction during the game; • Cool in the heat and warm in the cold.

Amber chess set is the best bet for amateurs of high-quality chess pieces. We craft them out of natural amber that retains its properties over the years. Only professionals with long-term experience create pieces, so be sure that all details will be made with precision. Make a luxury gift for your friend or colleague — give them chess pieces made of the jewelry stone.

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