Miss Polski North America 2021

Miss Polski North America 2021

Miss Polski is a national beauty pageant held to appoint a beautiful polish lady to represent the country at the international big-four pageants - Miss World.

How to Spot Fake Amber - 4 Easy Methods You Can Do at Home

How to Spot Fake Amber - 4 Easy Methods You Can Do at Home

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?

History of Ancient Amber Road: Europe's Most Precious Trade Route

History of Ancient Amber Road: Europe's Most Precious Trade Route

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.

Original Baltic Amber

Original Baltic Amber

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.