Amber is found in many places around the world, from Alaska to Madagascar, but the largest deposits exploited for jewelry and science are in the Dominican Republic, the Baltic region of Europe, and Myanmar, also known as Burma.
Baltic amber comes mainly from around the shores of the Baltic Sea, from today’s Lithuania, Latvia, Russia (Kaliningrad), Poland, southern Sweden, northern Germany, and Denmark.
The Baltic Sea Region, including Poland, Germany, Russia and Lithuania: most of the world’s amber comes from a region formerly known as East Prussia and now known as the Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian enclave. Baltic amber comes from amber from the Baltic Sea region, which includes coastal areas along Latvia, Lithuania, Russia and Poland. It is usually harvested after it washed up on shore. Baltic amber is the most common type of amber used in amber necklaces, bracelets, as well as aesthetic pieces which are not worn for pain relief. Baltic Amber is generally sourced in one of two ways. It can be harvested from the beaches of the Baltic coast where, having been torn from the rocks at the bottom of the sea, is washed up onto the shore, where it is weathered by the sun and the wind. Alternatively, it can be mined from surface mines.