It takes a great RESPECT for tradition and intricate craftsmanship, life-long LOVE for unique indigenous materials, PASSION for innovative, contemporary design with a nod to the past, COMMITMENT to the utmost quality and exacting standards and RESPONSIBILITY to use and promote thoughtful – ethical, social and environmental – practices at every step across all our processes in order to create exquisitely designed timeless handmade fine jewellery and art pieces for the most discerning clientele.
Each piece in our MOOSE AMBER workshop is created meticulously as if it were a perfect work of art. It is the result of profound respect for the noblest crafting traditions, centuries of experience and expertise, and countless hours of breath-taking, specialized skills, perfected by devoted artisans. MOOSE AMBER draws on this heritage, as well as on a team of leading craftsmen, encompassing not solely creative inspiration, but also the technical, gemmological, and above all, artistic knowledge, to continuously perfect, advocate and perpetuate the uniqueness, refinement, as well as intrinsic charm of Baltic Amber and Moose Antler jewellery and art pieces.
Our team of dedicated and daring professionals combine centuries-old crafting traditions with modern production techniques. Blessed with the most profound skills and expertise in the setting and choosing the right material pieces for processing, MOOSE AMBER artisans add the special magic to each creation from Baltic amber and moose antlers, asserting their unfailing excellence and unmatched elegance.
The indigenous raw materials, MOOSE AMBER uses for its timeless jewellery and art pieces of singular beauty, are not only precious and unique, but also often complex to handle and require experience and care to be manufactured
Baltic amber is a very delicate and brittle material. Its level of hardness is only slightly higher than that of a fingernail, making it very challenging for craftsmen to work with. A sound knowledge of amber gem’s structure, skilful and delicate use of the carving and polishing tools, as well as ability to recognize the right (in shape, colour and shine) nugget are imperative for the refined end result.
Moose antler is also a complex, unevenly porous and very difficult medium to work with. Apart from the hand tools, craftsmen often use more sophisticated power tools, especially to create fine, intricate shapes and details. More, antlers can be quite large (usually with a span of nearly two meters), heavy and difficult to manipulate. A sound knowledge of antler’s complex texture and qualities, attention to details and forms, confidence and mastery in different processing techniques (like relief carving, cut carving, burning tool usage, staining, etc.) and continuous development of artistic skills and knowledge are necessary to turn this natural material of unmatched beauty – moose antlers – into one-of-a-kind work of art.