Amber has always been one of Poland’s key exports. Cities such as Gdańsk and Krakow grew rich during the medieval era on the strength of the amber trade. This ”Baltic Gold” is a resin, the fossilized remains from prehistoric forests from the age of the dinosaurs. Occasionally you find amber with small creatures trapped inside it, stuck there for eternity. These days, amber is as fashionable now as it was in the 1700s. To see what the fuss is all about, walk into one of the branches of the renowned jewelry chain Boruni World of Amber and see how this rare resin is fashioned into beautiful necklaces, earrings, and rings. This is one of the biggest local purveyors of amber, offering assorted jewelry and trinkets—including sugar bowls, letter openers, and chess pieces. Items have been intricately crafted with silver and gold to produce artifacts redolent of any visit to Poland.