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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Lovely product
Sunday, 10 January 2021  |  Lea

Really lovely bracelet


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Amazing value
Friday, 8 January 2021  |  Susan

Amazing quality and value very pleased with it


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Gorgeous teething oil
Monday, 4 January 2021  |  Lauren

I just love this teething oil, itís so gentle on baby skin and enriched with vitamin C and other nutrients, itís so great Iím actually also using a little around my eyes and black rings - itís working! I donít look as tired and baby is not teething as terribly as she was!
Fabulous product!!


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Magic in a bottle!
Friday, 1 January 2021  |  Jessica

I first purchased this oil when my baby was three months old, along with the Rooba Aromatherapy Stone, to which I add a few drops every few days. The fragrance is divine and so comforting. I canít say that it helps my baby sleep through as he still wakes once or twice in the night for a feed, but it provides comfort to both of us. Weíve stayed away from home a few times and Iíve taken both the stone and oil with me so that the room smells familiar - I definitely think this helps and is so handy being in the tin.
I rate this oil so highly that Iíve bought some for my friend and her little one too, along with the stone!
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Happy baby happy mum
Tuesday, 29 December 2020  |  Victoria

Ordered the baby teething box, was a little apprehensive not knowing exactly what would arrive but a lovely suprise. Great value for money, top brands and excellent variety. Received comforters, teething jewellery, toys, some for fridge, cheek rub. So much stuff I shared a few with friends. Top brands, excellent quality, great service. Highly recommended.


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Sunday, 13 December 2020  |  Kal

Cleared up my daughters cheeks within 2 applications!.. slept better and smelt so lovely!.. even calmed my sleepless nights!.. highly recommended x