The heritage of Destino Jewellery, sterling silver and Baltic Amber Jewellery is known to derive predominantly from the Baltics. Amber is an organic substance, a fossil resin produced by pine trees that grew in Northern Europe approximately 50 million years ago. The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of Baltic amber. It is estimated that the forests in the Baltic region created over 10 million tonnes of Baltic amber, some of which is used when manufacturing organic gemstone jewellery collections such as the Destino jewellery, sterling silver and Baltic amber jewellery range.
In the height of the Roman Empire, Baltic Amber was called the “Gold of the North.” Ancient Germanic tribes including the Goths, Celts, Romans as well as Chinese communities valued Baltic amber for its stunning beauty, protection and healing properties. Organic, sterling silver and Baltic amber jewellery has been worn by nobles and only those who had the means to afford them. In Asian cultures, amber is often described as “the soul of the tiger” and “the stone of courage.“