A more surprising result of the film's popularity has been a worldwide surge in demand for amber jewellery. Amber's popularity got peek after millions of people saw dinosaur DNA extracted from a mosquito trapped in amber in the film.
The two main sources of amber on the market today are the Baltic states and the Dominican Republic. Amber from the former is older, and thus preferred on the market.
Demand is especially strong for amber with insects inside it. Amber prices can range from $20 to $40,000 or more.
Luckily for new amber enthusiasts, amber from Poland is more widely available on the market than it was in previous years thanks to the liberalisation of the economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Baltic amber is found in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Russia, and occasionally washed up on the shores of the Baltic Sea as far away as Denmark, Norway, and England.
The ancient Germans burned amber as incense, so they called it 'bernstein', or 'burn stone'.
Certain orders of knights controlled the trade, and unauthorised possession of raw amber was illegal in most of Europe by the year 1400.