I have inherited love towards amber as family tradition passed down from generation to generation. In order to keep up with constant changes in the world of fashion jewelry in the 21st century, it is more important than ever to regularly re-evaluate your skills and knowledge, so I get inspiration for new ideas by visiting the latest global jewelry shows and also participating in them with my own collections of jewelry.
I have created my own unique style in making amber jewelry by combining modern fashion trends and high quality materials with ancient and valuable knowledge of amber processing, which I have been taught by my father since I was seven.
My goal is to show not only in Latvia, but also to the world, the unrepeatable uniqueness that amber presents, allowing us to look behind its humble shell and see amazing natural beauty and strength!
Gold-Filled items are better than any other gold plated items. Gold-Filled jewelry is made from solid gold and filled with other alloys such as rhodium (a member of the platinum family), brass, and sterling silver. Gold-Filled wears, looks and lasts like solid gold because its outer surface IS solid gold. Everything you can see and touch is pure gold. In the jewelry industry the quantity of gold must be at least 1/20th by weight of the total product.
Gold-Filled items are generally considered lifetime products, and the gold layer will not wear off, as it will in electroplated products. Gold-Filled jewelry is often called the wave of the future because it offers all the same characteristics as solid gold such as strength, durability and beauty….but at a fraction of the cost!
Caring for Gold-Filled items is as easy as caring for any gold jewelry. Simply keep away from chemicals, clean regularly with mildly sudsy water, rinse well and pat dry with a non-scratching cloth. Polish gently with a jewelry polishing cloth.
Latvia has something very special - sun gold, sun stone or amber, beauty created by nature more than 40 million years ago.
Amber is resin transformed into a jewel.
70 million years ago old Fennoscandian continent, central part of which was formed by the territory now occupied by the Baltic Sea, was covered with amber forests. They were mixed forests where cypresses, chestnuts, oaks, firs, other trees and amber pines grew. When trees got injured, they gummed a lot of resin. It filled cracks dripping down the trunk, thus protecting the tree.
Archaeological finds prove that amber played a very important role in the lives and beliefs of ancient Baltic tribes. Amber has also been highly valued in ancient Greece and Rome. People have used amber to protect themselves against the evil eye and to cure a variety of diseases by wearing it in their own jewelry. In medicine and healing the most valuable feature of amber is that it prevents formation of malignant cells and their development. Amber prevents malfunction of genetic apparatus by not allowing cells to divide, as well as greatly improves blood circulation, as a result salt sediment gets removed from human body and that is why it is used to cure joint diseases. Amber also reduces inflammation processes, relaxes nervous system, eases asthma, reduces neurosis, migraines and other illnesses. Succinic acid gives healing properties to amber; it is a unique bio-stimulator. People with healing abilities since ancient times say that each piece of amber still carries part of light and power of sun, so it has an inexplicable power to heal, protect, help human body to recover by absorbing and transforming negative energy into positive.
Wearing amber cleanses mind, body and spirit, thus attracting prosperity and good luck to its wearer!