The House of Amber ("Ravhuset") in two locations in Copenhagen (this is Nyhavn) is just one of all the places where Baltic amber can be found. Hardened tree sap from ancient forests, amber can today be harvested from beaches all around the Baltic as "stones". On rare occasions they have caught up insects in them and if buying your amber in a jewellery/amber shop, these are of course particularly expensive. Specialist amber shops will have anything from lose stones to nice silver worked ones to merged chunkes carved into ships and the like. If you visit the House of Amber, in Nyhavn they also have a small amber museum.
What to buy: Mostly jewellery like earrings and pendants but anything is possible.
What to pay: From DKK 50 and up to almost anything depending on size and quality.
According to mythology, tears shed by the goddess Freja due to man's folly became drops of amber which the sea brought to humans for their joy and comfort.
50 million years ago, Denmark was underwater. The climate was warm and humid. In the large mixed forests grew amber trees. These trees sweated and formed large quantities of resin, which collected in blobs. Great rivers wahsed the resin clumps into the sea, where they sank to the bottom along with clay. In the course of millions of years, the resin petrified and became amber - the gold of the North.
What to buy: Amber Jewellery - probably the best gift from Denmark - if you have spare cash..
What to pay: Credit cards most welcomed.
Monotematic and particular shop!
And then I've always liked the amber,with its close
connection with ancient times.
And then I think that the warm tone characteristic of the amber is really attractive...
What to buy: What you want!
Pendant,bracelets,necklaces,little stones...a various
collection, I assure you!
What to pay: Since few hundred DKK to.........use your fantasy and think BIG