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Lithuanian Jewellery Report
Amber Trip is entering the second decade

 

Interview of Virginija Zygiene with Giedrius Guntorius

 

In mid-March, like every year, the “Amber Trip” – the largest international jewellery show in the Baltic countries – is opening. This year, the decade-years-old show is held for the 11th time. “We have achieved our goals – Vilnius has become the capital of the Baltic jewellery. We have created our own history and traditions, yet, we did not stop there – we treat the new decade like a new page and even more challenging start: we’ll seek to further expand, to improve in order to place the show organization to a higher level both in terms of quality of products and its presentation” says the head of the show organizing company “Amber Trip” Giedrius Guntorius.

 

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After 20 years of experience in the amber jewellery business Aleksas Mazukna decided to bring some fresh air

 

Interview of Virginija Zygiene with Aleksas Mazukna


"Family, amber roots, traditions, and the Baltic Sea – the main reasons, why I have decided to move to live and work in Palanga”, – said Aleksas Mazukna, entering the amber jewellery market with the company Amber Alex.

 

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Jewellery business trends in Lithuania


Report by Virginija Pavalkiene Head of Legal – Inspection division of Lithuanian Assay Office


Lithuanian Assay Office is the state enterprise (a public body) authorised to perform the supervision of precious metals and gemstones in Lithuania. Since its establishment in 1991, Lithuanian Assay Office has never been a budgetary institution, therefore it does not receive any state budget appropriations and “lives” on the revenue generated for provided services of assay and jewel analysis.

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Kaliningrad Region Russian Jewellery Report
Mikhail Zatsepin – “We want to return Amber brand to Russia”

Interview of Odilija Guntoriute with Mikhail Zatsepin

 

Last summer’s appointment of new management for Kaliningrad Amber Combine – the world's only company engaged in the commercial produc- tion of amber – has significantly influenced the situation throughout the amber industry. Drastic changes have redounded upon policy of "sun stone" sales both with regard to domestic and foreign manufacturers of amber products. Much attention has been paid to the position- ing of the Kaliningrad Region as a centre of global mining and processing amber industry. The region took on cre- ating new jobs and new businesses producing jewellery, souvenirs, and other articles of “sun stone.” Management of the Amber Combine is seriously determined to return amber brand to Russia. Of course, these changes have af- fected the global market.

You will learn about how things are going in the am- ber industry, what has changed in the enterprise as a re- sult of the change of management, and what the industry should expect in the near future, from the interview with Mikhail Zatsepin, Acting Director General of Kaliningrad Amber Combine.

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Latvian Jewellery Report
Amber in Contemporary Art Jewellery


Press release by Art Gallery Putti

 

From May 23rd  until August 2nd, 2014 within the European Capital of Culture “Rīga 2014” framework “Amber Vein” , Art gallery Putti is organizing international contemporary jewellery exhibition “Amber In Contemporary Art Jewellery”.


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Polish Jewellery Report
Amberif 2014, the 21st international Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones


Report by Amberif press office

 

More than 450 exhibitors from 12 countries will come to AMBERIF 2014, the International Fair of Amber, Jewellery and Gemstones. In previ- ous years, the event regularly attracted more than 6,000 trade visitors from more than 50 countries. As a trade-on- ly event, AMBERIF is addressed mainly to jewellery stores, wholesalers and art galleries.


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Gold Silver Time – made to measure

By Anna Sado

 

 

The first weekend of October 2014 in Warsaw will see the Gold Silver Time Trade Show in its 15th edition, focused on jewellery fashion trends and exhibitor promotion.

 

 

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Jewellery which uncovers the secrets of the past

 

By Marta Włodarska


Several years ago, out of my fascination with what is hidden in the waters of the Baltic Sea, my project AMBERWOOD was born. Amber and wood – the material world of a distant past – are the areas of my research. As a lifelong wanderer, I am constantly looking for new materials that complement amber in my jewelry and my industrial designs. As a skeptic, I ask difficult questions: When, at last, will we learn the species of the amber tree? What will this species be called? Could it be AMBERWOOD?

 

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Due to the fascination with amber...

 

By Anna Sado editor of the Amber portal www.amber.com.pl


The Amber Museum, which was opened last summer, alongside with the Boruni Galleries and the Amber Portal amber.com.pl have formed “the amber empire” of Tomasz Mikołajczyk – Mikołajczyki Amber. Its aim is to strengthen the Boruni brand through promot- ing natural amber and products decorated with it. The achievements in that sphere are truly impressive.

 

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Legnica Jewellery Festival 2014

Director of the Gallery of Art in Legnica has a great honour to invite you to participate in all events of the Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.

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Estonian Jewellery Report
Alberto Martini Conquering Baltic States

 

Interview of Odilija Guntoriute with Sohel Abosiviya

 

How long are you in the jewellery business?

In jewellery business I am already for over 15 years. First I was dealing with different kind of silver jewellery, boxes and other equipment for jewellery shops. For the last three years we are trying to introduce people to our brand Alberto Martini goods.

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Technology
RIACETECH. Listening and paying attention to details

Interview of Elena AIello with Giovanni Lejkowski

RiaceGroup returns to talk about itself and three major new features: Intuitive, the new machine from the riaceWax line, RiaceChem the opening of a new facility for research and development on wax, and riaceThai, a branch in Bangkok.

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Sweden Jewellery Report
The Nobel Jewellery Prize 2013

 

by Sanna Svedestedt & Karin Roy Andersson / Diagonal

 

For already 3 years Sanna Svedestedt and Karin Roy Andersson announce winners of “The Nobel Jewellery Prize” in their blog “Diagonal”. Check it on klimt02.net They created their own award to spread the word of their talented colleagues. The Baltic Jewellery News was very exited about this unique idea and asked authors to share it with our readers.

 

On December 10th the annual banquet celebrating the Nobel Prize winners of 2013 was held in Stockholm. This can only mean one thing – it is high time for us to announce the Nobel Jewellery Prizes 2013.


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PRECIOUS, THE LEADING WATCH AND JEWELLERY FAIR IN THE NORDIC REGION

 

Report by Åsa Dahlqvist, Precious Press Office


Precious is the most important meeting ground for the nordic watch and jewellery industry. during three intensive days at Stockholmsmässan in Sweden, purchasers and suppliers are gathered from all the nordic countries. Visitors and exhibitors are provided with rich opportunities to do business, build relations, network, spot trends and to strengthen the industry together with other important actors.

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Finnish Jewellery Report
Jewellery connecting environment with people

 

Interview of Odilija GUNTORIUTE with Sari LIIMATTA

 


 

Was it always your dream to make jewellery?

 

My first professional dream was to become a veteri- narian. There was just so few places to study it in Finland, that I had to change my plans. Making jewellery was the next natural choice, for it still allowed me to work with na- ture (stones) and later after school I also started to deal in my work with animal themes. This way the circle became ready for me, and I found my place.

 

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Germany Jewellery Report
Towards the end, autumn shows its golden face


Report by Gemworld Munich Press Office


Just in time for opening, autumn showed its best side to exhibitors and visitors of Gemworld Munich, perhaps wanting to play its part in concluding the exhibition season in conciliatory fashion. Just how successful this was can be seen through the stable visitor numbers and on the whole satisfied exhibitors at Munich's Autumn Fair.

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Jewellery & Gem Fair Europe meets the industry’s demands 99 percent of floor space is already booked

 

Report by Jewellery & Gem Fair Europe Press Office


Freiburg, Germany – Leading representatives of the international jewellery and gemstone industry has expressed the need for an appropriate and commercially focused jewellery sourcing platform in Europe. With the Jewellery & Gem Fair Europe, UBM has responded by pro- viding such a platform, at the cross roads of the industry’s most important hubs, such as Antwerp, Idar-Oberstein, Pforzheim, or in Switzerland and northern Italy. UBM, one of the world’s leading organisers of jewellery fairs will launch the highly anticipated Jewellery & Gem Fair Europe on 1–4 April 2014 at Messe Freiburg.


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30 Years INTERGEM

by INTERGEM Press Office

From October 3rd to 6th the INTERGEM is going to celebrate a milestone birthday. The international trade fair for gemstones, gemstone jewellery and gemstone objects, with its widespread technological offer, is going to return for its 30th edition.

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Personality
With Amber for almost half a century!


Interview with Knut RUDLOFF by Odilija GUNTORIUTE


Mr. Rudloff, we have been seeing You in Vilnius and gdansk amber fair for many years. how long have You been working with amber?

 

For almost half a century! In 1968, I found the first small pieces of amber in a small beach of St. Peter-Ording resort at the North Sea. My father produced me a simple grinding and polishing machine, so in the same year, at the age of nine, I polished the first amber pendant as a Christmas gift for my grandmother and aunt.

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Danish Jewellery Report
The Midnight Tiara

Crown princess – chooses Danish design.

 

Crown Princess Mary (one of Europe’s most stylish royals voted by the UK HALLO) – have on several occasions chosen to wear the Midnight tiara designed by Charlotte Lynggaard from Ole Lynggaard Copenhagen.

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Worldwide report
Istanbul Jewelry Show March – The Largest March Edition To Date


The world jewelry and watch industry will gath- er at one of the most important events of the year at Istanbul Jewelry Show March on 20–23 March 2014 in six halls of Istanbul Fair Center (CNR Expo).

 

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Presenting International Amber Association

Interview with Michał Kosior by Odilija Guntoriute


What are the goals of the International Amber Association?


Our goals were formulated back in 1996, when the IAA was founded, and in- clude mainly: to develop a system for Baltic amber identification; to act as a publishing house; to work with schools, with local and national government authorities on amber extraction and crafting; to stimulate amber research and the exploration of amber deposits; to work with science centres; and to provide education and training. 

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For your smile
Amber Trip - the best party of the year / more /
Silk Road – Amber Trip / more /
Criminals
The “Amber room”, worth a billion roubles, found in Kaliningrad region

 

By Klops.ru

 

The policemen and FSS (Federal Safety Service) officers found a hideout of amber with five tonnes of amber, which is worth more than a billion roubles. This was reported by the Regional MIA Board Information Service.

 

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Topicalities
Amber producers – to the Governor: give us raw material and we will revive the amber industry

By Klops.ru

The amber producers are still complaining about the lack of amber raw material. On 25 December, Wednesday, at the meeting that was organized by the Governor of the region in the Amber Combine, Vasilij Simonov, the chairperson of Kaliningrad Regional Non-Governmental Organisation of Businessmen Amber Union, stated that the most important factor for the de- velopment of the amber industry is a sufficient quantity of raw material.
Local government repeatedly asserted that amber ob- tained in Kaliningrad region must be processed by local amber producers. However, the businessmen said that they do not always succeed in getting a sufficient amount of raw amber from the Amber factory.

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The volumes of illegal extraction of amber decreased by almost a third in a year in the Kaliningrad

Report by Federal Official Institution The State Assay Chamber of Russia At the Ministry of Finance of the Russian F e d e r a t i o n


This year the law enforcement bodies have notably enhanced the struggle against the illegal extrac- tion of the sun's stone. In result, the level of illegal amber extraction has reduced almost in 30% in a year. This estimation has been provided by Nikolai Tsukanov, Governor of the Kaliningrad Region.


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Norway Jewellery Report
The Butterflyshow fashion is politics


Background: Vanessa started out with studying for a Masters of IT in Australia but was constantly day- dreaming of making jewellery and other crafts but never thought it could bring an income. Her mindset was that she had to study IT which supposedly was a “mature and respected” way to make a living. After all, Norway was a bunch of farmers and fishermen before they found the oil and today is a country that focus strongly on oil, fish and technology and not on artistic professions.

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Fashion
Dr. Madeleine Albright will take your questions

By AJF Members

Dr. Madeleine Albright, the 64th Secretary of State of the United States and a formidable collector of jewelry, was a rather unique advocate for the strategic and provocative use of pins. Her love affair with jewelry, while not new to her, erupted on the political scene in 1994 while she was ambassador to the United Nations for the Clinton administration. Albright, who had just been described by the national Iraqi newspaper as an “unparalleled serpent,” was scheduled to meet with Iraqi officials. “What to wear?” she recalls in her jewelry memoirs.

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LoveGold – created to inspire

What are the aims of the LoveGold?

LoveGold is a global digital destination and we seek to build relationships with young consumers wherever they are. The aim of LoveGold is a simple one: to inspire individuals with images of beautiful gold jewellery.

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Chinese Jewellery Report
Chinas’ hunger for Amber – how long will it last?

Interview of Odilija Guntoriutee with Vivian YANG


The boom of Baltic amber industry 20 years ago was a result of the famous movie “Jurassic Park” by Steven Spielberg. Today amber industry is in the peak for a more sustainable reason, the continuing growth of China. The growing Chinese middle class can afford luxury goods now, thus enabling amber business to prosper. Baltic Jewellery news interviewed Vivian yang on her views on how long the prosperity of Baltic amber industry would last.

 

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Ukrainian Jewellery Report
Abundance of bright events at the Jeweller Expo Ukraine 2013 international exhibition

 

Report by Jeweller Expo Ukraine Press Office


The 26tth edition of the Jeweller Expo ukraine international exhibition finished its work. From the 14th till the 17thof november, about 30,000 visitors came to KyivExpoPlaza exhibition center to admire the brightest jewelry. representatives of more than 300 jewelry companies from 9 countries gathered in the capital city of ukraine to show their products and tell about the trends of the season.

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Prospects for the Ukrainian legal market of Amber

 

Report by Taras German, Ukrainian Amber exchange


2013 was an important year for the ukrainian market of amber. Amber extraction was recently relaunched by the state enterprise “Burshtyn of ukraine” – which until now was the only one with a legal permit to extract amber in ukraine. After seven years of preparatory work commercial extrac- tion and processing of amber was started by the first private company – Sun-Craft Centre LLC, an active

member of “ukrainian Amber World” Association.

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St. Petersburg Jewellery Report
JUNWEX – jewellery celebration in St. Petersburg


JUNWEX ST. PETERSBURG is the first JUNWEX project with a rich history of 22 years and a distinctive fascination: each exhibition opens the year, sets the direction of further development, and seeks to meet the level of the Cultural Capital City of Russia at the same time.

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