The crumbling Amber Road

  • 2008-11-19
  • By Justinas Vainilavicius
VILNIUS -  The famous Baltic amber industry has suffered right alongside many others, and is now going through particularly hard times. This should come as little surprise, with the world struggling to improve its economy.   The price of Baltic amber is on the rise, now ranging from 12 euros for one kilogram to more than one euro for one gram. Therefore amber jewelry is a luxury not everyone can afford. A bracelet may cost a couple hundred euros, not to mention necklaces or more exquisite products of amber. The luxury goods market usually does well in economically diffi...
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