About Hermann K. Dittrich
Hermann K. Dittrich is a man of many hats. One of them is dealing in amber.
As amber enthusiast, his passion is natural Caribbean (=Dominican) amber. Born and raised in the southern part of Germany, he never even dreamed that there was amber in the Caribbean.
After traveling couple of times around the world due to his import-export business, living within the Hispano-American culture on and off the South-American continent, he finally settled down in the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic. And he fell in love with it. With the Caribbean and with the Amber, that is.
He defends the idea that the best amber comes the way Mother Nature offers it, without being boiled, heated, colored, melted, pressed, autoclaved or changed in any way.
But, he is aware that this is being done (not in the Dominican Republic, mind you). Some people even have developed an art in handling this substance and it’s kind of interesting what they make. But he feels that the public definitely has the right to know what they are buying, wouldn’t you agree? On top of it, hiding this information takes away the merit from the artisans who do it.
To share his enthusiasm about amber with the world, he started this and other web sites for natural amber lovers like himself, and made it a fun place to visit with lots of useful information about the REAL Caribbean amber and related subjects. (check all the links at the right).
Hermann is founder and CEO of Ambarazul, LLC, a company registered in Delaware. But he lives in the Dominican Republic not far from the most important amber mines. Hermann is member of the International Amber Association (IAA) and of the Arbeitskreis Bernstein, (Amber Working Group), the Society for the Support of the Geological-Palaeontological Museum of the University of Hamburg e.V. and takes care of their web presence.
Much of the information in this blog are personal views based on research and experience, other is a compilation of Newletters from the BlueAmberBlog and witty comments of Alec Corday
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