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HOUSE OF AMBER: WORLD’S RECORD BREAKING AMBER PIECE IN COPENHAGEN

Press release June 7, 2015

House of Amber and Copenhagen Amber Museum has just been enlisted in Guinness World Records with the largest piece of amber in the world.

House of Amber Amber stone

The amber piece was found by miners in Indonesia who were digging tunnels through the landscape. When the miners first found this piece of amber, it weighed more than 176 pounds (80 kg). The amber piece on the picture above is the polished stone, after the piece was cleaned of soil etc. Subsequently, the piece was tested and verified as pure amber by Österreichische Gemmologische Gesellschaft.

The amber weighs 104.72 pounds (47.5 kg) and measures 57.5 x 62 x 37 cm. The amber piece was found in the Dharmasraya region in West Sumatra in 2014 and is around 15-25 million years old. An interesting fact is that this amber type was discovered only a few years ago. Amber from Sumatra is characteristically non-transparent and brownish, but radiates a blue colour tone when exposed to UV-light or sunlight.

The amber piece can be enjoyed and explored at the Copenhagen Amber Museum.

Address: Kongens Nytorv 2, by Nyhavn.

 

”At House of Amber we are delighted to get our hands on such a marvellous piece of amber and further proud of getting the amber piece enlisted in Guinness World Records. It is a real extraordinary find which we can now exhibit in our unique amber museum at Kongens Nytorv.” says Pia Føns, Managing Director at House of Amber. 

ABOUT HOUSE OF AMBER

House of Amber is one of the world’s oldest producers of exclusive amber jewellery and today also one of the largest. The company was founded in 1933 by Danish Einer Fehrn and through several generations House of Amber has specialized and refined its skills in manufacturing of the finest amber jewellery.

Today, House of Amber is represented in the old Kanneworff’s House, on Vesterbrogade near Tivoli, and on the famous main pedestrian street, Strøget, in Copenhagen. Furthermore, you can also find us in Sweden, China, USA, Macao, and Hong Kong. For more information please visit the company’s website www.houseofamber.com.

CONTACT

For more information please contact:

Pia Føns
House of Amber
Oestergade 13, 1st floor, t.r.
DK-1100 Copenhagen K
Telephone. +45 39 55 08 00
E-mail: pia@houseofamber.com