If you have a piece of carved Dominican amber, you do have something special. Dominican amber is old and hard and craftsmen all over the world appreciate its excellent quality. And if it has been carved by hand by a true master of trade, it is a precious and rare work of art.
Let me explain why: because there is very little of it therefore it is RARE in the true meaning and is not the amber sold all over the world. It is not the amber you will see in the Department store or the Supermarket next door or at the flea market in your neighborhood, where you definitely will find Baltic amber version.
Dominican amber has not been known as much as Baltic amber. Baltic amber is from the “old” European continent and therefore, publicity that has been going on for several thousand years, since the times of the old Celts.
And Dominican amber? Although its existence has been known since the discovery of the island “La Hispaniola” by Christopher Columbus, Dominican amber mines are only a major source of amber during the last 80 or so years. It is from the “new” continent and the ancient Greeks and Romans had no idea of its existence.
Is there a difference between one and the other?