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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'Pot of Gold' Amber And Semi-Precious Stones Clasp Necklace

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Outstanding crystal collection
30 January 2023  |  Sarah

I bought these for my Minecraft mad daughter, who can also spend hours in the rocks and gems collection in the Natural History Museum. When they arrived, I couldnít help but take a sneak peek at them and genuinely my first thought was whether I could afford to buy a second set as they were utterly stunning and I wanted my own!
On receiving them, she squealed with joy at the beautiful stones - utterly delighted to have her own obsidian and lapis lazuli! The stones are now on display in her bedroom alongside other rocks and gems from her collection.
The size of the stones and their quality is stunning for the price. They are superbly packaged to avoid damage in transit and the more vulnerable stones are encased in bubble wrap or a separate cotton bag to avoid chipping or scratches.
With great customer service and beautiful products, I will definitely be buying from amber pumpkin again!


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Honey Amber & Rose Quartz
14 October 2022  |  Stacey

I ordered on Sunday evening and received the anklet on Wednesday just in time for our holiday.

Anklet is super cute, stunning colours and adjustable which is amazing!!

It look super cute!!

Service was fantastic and with the anklet being adjustable I didnít have to worry about getting multiple sizes!

Would definitely recommend!


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Amber bracelet
14 October 2022  |  Donna

This bracelet is really pretty and great quality.


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Gorgeous anklet
14 October 2022  |  Sophie

Very happy with quality of the anklet and the chakra stones are the perfect addition to the amber anklet for my little girl too. Customer service is excellent they replied the same day in relation to a query I had. Definitely purchasing this anklet again once she has outgrown the size


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braclet
11 October 2022  |  Jill

beautful braclet whcih came delived very well pagaged and qucik


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Love it
10 October 2022  |  Rebecca

Iv purchased from Amber pumpkin for my last 2 so when I had my 4th I knew I where I was getting my amber anklet from,I love love love this amber anklet its beautiful and just something different. Great price and a quick delivery every time 110%, recommended