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There are tons of fake amber products in the market. Amber is not difficult to fake. Quartz, glass, plastic, resin, polyester, celluloid, Bakelite, cellulose, or even pieces of coal can be turned into fake amber. Anyone can be fooled into thinking that they are buying real amber when in fact they are buying fake amber. So with that in mind, how can you tell if the amber you are buying is real or fake?
The trail started at the Adriatic Sea, from where the Celts and then Roman middlemen set off on expeditions looking for the precious metal to the Baltic countries. The trail ended in the vicinity of present-day St. Petersburg, which, of course, was not there yet. Venetian merchants grew rich by trading amber as early as the 5th century BCE.
Amber has been prized for its beauty & medicinal qualities since the Paleolithic period. It was one of the earliest commodities to be traded for this reason. Amber was so valuable in ancient Greece, Rome, and Arabia that Roman traders created a 1,000-kilometer trading post from Italy to northern Poland to carry it. This "Amber Road" was the best-protected and well-maintained road available at the time.