GINTARINIS KATINAS, UAB
The brand is owned by Lithuanian amber enterprise Gintarinis Katinas, UAB. Company Amber Cat produces exquisite amber jewellery from Baltic amber.We are based in Lithuania, near the Baltic Sea, in an old fishermen’s town called Palanga. Everything is handmade at our manufactory. We sincerely care about the quality of our products, thus select the finest amber to become an art. Our professional craftsmen thoroughly create unique pieces filled with the spirit of the Baltic sea. Our products give you the foundations of exuding elegance, uniqueness and authenticity.
Valued and adored all over the world, amber is nowhere else so deeply rooted in everyday life, folklore and art, as in Lithuania. We are proud that our company is based in the heart of amber production, a land, where millions of years ago, the waves of the Baltic sea blessed humanity with amber.
The local amber industry emerged in Palanga in the 19th century. Lithuania was ruled by the Russian Empire, therefore Lithuanian part of amber production was included into Russian output. However, it is known that amber craftsmen of Palanga were champions of the entire Russian Empire, processing yearly 20,000 kg of raw amber. Part of the amber-crafting industry was owned by Count Tiškevičius. Palanga established itself as the most influential centre of amber crafting.
Inspired by deep traditions and passion for amber, our family-owned company was established in early 1991 before the fall of the Soviet Union. Innovative technologies, hard work and unique product designs intertwined into the flagship of the amber industry. From 2009 our company is known under the trademark Amber Cat. The main focus of our company will always remain the same – the quality and completeness of our products.
We proudly welcome you to our gallery and workshop located in the historical custodian house of Palanga Botanical Park near the main entrance, Vytauto str. 19. In our gallery, you will be able to explore and try on many of our products, talk to amber craftsman in person, learn more about amber manufacturing traditions, process and see some of our finest unique art sculptures. Here we offer natural amber stones, amber dust and a wide variety of jewellery – from classic to modern style. You will also find many handmade souvenirs and statuettes, which will be a perfect gift for an important person or a memory from Lithuania.
We invite you to try the art of amber manufacturing yourself with our educational programs. You will learn the secrets and the history of amber, it’s benefits for beauty and health. It’s an outstanding opportunity to see the amber transformation into jewellery, and the best part – you will be able to make your own souvenir, reminding the best experience with the gold of Baltics.
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We strongly suggest visiting Palanga Amber Museum near our gallery, which has been visited by more than 8 million people from all over the world. It was established in 1963 in the former mansion of count Feliksas Tiškevičius. The mansion is surrounded by an astonishing park designed in 1897 by the well-known French landscape architect Eduard Francois Andre.
Amber is being presented in renovated halls in new glass showcases designed particularly to this new amber exposition. One can see approximately 5 000 exhibits presenting the amber from different angles both of natural sciences and cultural history.
Not only amber attracts visitors here, but also a variety of cultural events. The outstanding Lithuanian artists perform concerts in the Fireplace Chamber. For more than thirty years a series of concerts called “Midnight Serenades” have taken place on the terrace of the mansion.