What is Amber?

Amber is a natural, hardened tree resin, consisting of compounds of terpenes, alcohols, and esters. Trees produced it as protection against disease and insect infestation when the bark of a tree was opened due to limb that broke away or attacks by wood-boring beetles, or for other reasons. After oozing out, it hardened in wet sediments, such as clay and sand that formed at the bottom of lagoons or river deltas and was preserved in the earth’s crust for millenniums

 

The chemical composition of the resin acted as desiccant and antibiotic which caused that animals like insects and non-insects (i.e. mosquitoes, flies, spiders, ants and their eggs and emerging larvae) and even lizards and frogs, when caught in the resin, were entrapped and preserved as dehydrated fossil inclusions, but without the shrinking effect dehydration’s usually causes. They were kept in such a way that their cellular structure and even fragments of the DNA can still be found today.

But not only are insects and small vertebrates present in the amber, but also plants like flowers, mushrooms, moss, leaves and seeds. Thus, it allows scientists to reconstruct the long-vanished ecosystem of gone-by millenniums.

Baltic amber is formed from hardened resin of the pine tree, Pinus Succinifera.

Baltic amber is “considered to be the best variety of amber. It occurs irregularly as rounded nodules, drops, grains, and stalactites, weighing up to 200g; a piece weighing more than 1 or 2 kg is rare; the largest lumps recorded are 10 and 20 kg.” Baltic amber “is usually of a yellow, honey-like color, but may occur in many shades from pale yellow to dark brown. White pieces with a yellowish or bony tint are rare, and reddish, bluish and greenish tinted pieces are very rare. Some pieces of Baltic amber are transparent and clear, and others are cloudy and opaque.”

Amber “becomes electrically charged when subjected to friction. It burns with a bright flame and gives off a pleasant pine fragrance.”

All our Amber Necklaces and Amber Bracelets are made from 100% pure Baltic Amber.

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Adult Unpolished DARK CHERRY Amber and BLUE Cats Eye Child Clasp Bracelet

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Striking clasp bracelet made with amber and blue cats eye

Adjustable Cognac Amber and Turquoise Anklet / Bracelet

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Adult Baroque Amber and Semi Precious Clasp Bracelet  - BLUE

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Beautiful clasp bracelet made with amber and semi precious stones

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Baroque Amber and Semi Precious Child Clasp Bracelet / Anklet - BLUE

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Beautiful Opalite Pocket Angel

latest reviews
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Exactly what I expected
20 December 2023  |  Alicia

This isn't the first amber pumpkin order and each time I have been very pleased. A lovely item that is great quality.


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Great customer service
30 July 2023  |  Becky

We love our adjustable Amber bracelet for my little one, lovely coloured amber and being adjustablemeans the perfect fit. Great personal customer service and quick delivery.
Would definitely recommend.


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Smells so nice and natural
25 July 2023  |  Jessica

Purchased this to help with teething. Using it regularly, it smells lovely and natural, you can really notice those lovely essential oils. Can't guarantee it's working but baby allows me to put on well with no protests, which is great!


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Adjustable anklet
29 June 2023  |  Tracy

I have brought 2. I am so pleased with them. Have given a friend your site and she has also ordered one.


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Beautiful anklet
26 June 2023  |  Lynzie

I order two anklets for my daughter in different sizes.
They arrived so quickly I was very impressed. They are both beautifully made and look aesthetically very pleasing. I have had so many compliments on her anklet since wearing it.

Will 100% be back to order in bigger sizes when she outgrows these two have I have recommended the website/shop to everyone who has commented on the anklet.


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Buy buy buy!
24 June 2023  |  Zahra

Beautiful anklets. Speedy delivery and very reasonably priced! Will be purchasing more and recommending to everybody. Thank-you! X


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Beautiful Bracelet
04 April 2023  |  Jo

I absolutely love my amber bracelet! It's such a lovely colour, with each bead looking unique in shape and shade. It's also very comfortable to wear.
Customer service was great, with prompt delivery and careful packaging. Thank you so much for a great shopping experience


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Palm Stone Worry Stone. Black Tourmaline.
31 March 2023  |  Emma

This is lovely. It has a beautiful feel, smooth and good size. A true comfort crystal.