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Winner of 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition CITY

Congratulations to TOVE KNUTS from Sweden, whose work was awarded Grand Prix of 25th Legnica International Jewellery Competition CITY. This project is called: FINGERS KEEPERS, LOSERS WEEPERS. “All the pieces are made from things/material I have found on my bike rides around the city of Stockholm. Nothing is added except brooch needles and filling.”

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Moments from Legnica jewellery festival.

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Amber mining in Poland

Changes in the regulations on the extraction of amber in Poland
Application of the right of ownership of mineral resources, 80 times higher extraction taxes, requirement to have a license to prospect for and extract amber are only part of the changes planned by the Ministry of the Environment in the amended Geological and Mining Law in Poland. More about this topic in September issue of Baltic Jewellery News.

Amber mining in Lithuania

It is yet not clear if amber will be mined in Lithuania

Neringa mayor Darius Jasaitis made a statement that 112 tons of amber deposit should be used to popularize Lithuania as a tourist attraction, not for the narrow business interests. He criticized offers to leave only 5 hectares for tourism from more than 80. According to a plan the terms of an open international contest for amber mining will be announced sometime this month.

More on this in new issue of Baltic Jewellery News.

“My Home” traveling exhibition

Curator Giedymin Jablonski welcomes visitors of exhibition My Home in Magan gallery, London.

60 works from Amber Trip art jewellery competition My Home were exhibited in Magan gallery London in May. In June works from “My Home” will be exhibited in gallery Ramybė in Palanga, Lithuania.

“My Home” was a theme of the jewellery contest, which took place in 13th Amber Trip jewellery exhibition in Vilnius, Lithuania. Over 60 works of artists from all over the world will be presented. Artists were asked to think how would they represent their home in a piece of jewellery. The context of a current refugee crisis, when millions of people have to leave their home, this topic is even more relevant.