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House of Amber, Copenhagen

House of Amber, Copenhagen

What to buy here: amber jewelry.

Selecting amber for jewelry production is a skill that requires technical knowledge and experience. House of Amber has 78 years of it, and Copenhagen Amber Museum, located in the same old historic building in Nyhavn, Copenhagen’s New Harbor, guarantees the quality of each piece of jewelry. Prices usually start at $60 for a small amber stone and go up to $1,000’s according to the piece of jewelry. “Designed by nature - Refined by us” is the motto of the House of Amber in Copenhagen. Despite the modern designs, many young Copenhageners believe amber jewelry to be old-fashioned. And in a way they are right. The history of it began 20 – 50 million years ago, when resin from large prehistoric pine trees was swept into the ocean, and the fluid became what we today know as amber or “Nordic gold”. It is one of the first materials used by man for making jewelry. The first discovery of amber jewelry dates back to 10,000 BC.

Operation hours: Monday – Sunday: 9 am – 8 pm.

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Sight Name: House of Amber
Sight Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Sight Type: Shopping
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