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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UNPOLISHED Baroque Amber Child Clasp Bracelet / Anklet

UNPOLISHED Baroque Amber Child Clasp Bracelet / Anklet£8.99

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Beautiful unpolidhed amber clasp bracelet / anklet in many colours and sizes

Adult Adjustable Baltic Rainbow Amber Bracelet

Adult Adjustable Baltic Rainbow Amber Bracelet£13.99

Adjustable Baltic Rainbow amber bracelet

45cm Adult Baroque Amber Necklace

45cm Adult Baroque Amber Necklace£24.99

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Beautiful adult necklace

Chakra Unpolished Baltic Amber Anklet / Bracelet

Chakra Unpolished Baltic Amber Anklet / Bracelet£9.99

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An Amber Chakra anklet / bracelet in choice of colours

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

'Pot of Gold' Amber And Semi-Precious Stones Clasp Necklace£17.95   £16.95

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A lovely necklace with unpolished honey amber and a rainbow

Adult Chakra Stone Chip Bracelet

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Dainty adult chakra bracelet

latest reviews
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Amber bracelet..
Monday, 14 September 2020  |  Amanda

I bought the bracelet as a gift, was charmed myself with it and nearly kept it,,!! Beautifully made, areal bargain and arrived promptly with a little gemstone,(which I kept) will definitely buy again.


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Lovely.
Friday, 4 September 2020  |  Georgia

Lovely bracelet. Ordered a second adjustable in the same colour/style


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Lovely and smooth
Thursday, 3 September 2020  |  Jesse

My son collects gemstones and was so amazed at how smooth this and round this was.
Thank you xx


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Beautiful
Monday, 24 August 2020  |  Jessica

Super fast delivery, really well made and looks beautiful on!


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stunning
Monday, 24 August 2020  |  Rebecca

bought 2 necklaces for my children which they absolutely love. They look beautiful and well made.
The customer service was excellent with great communication, and prompt delivery.
would highly recommend


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Childís Amber necklace
Monday, 24 August 2020  |  Caroline

I have bought amber necklaces. This time I chose honey Amber beads.
They are soooooo beautiful. They feel lovely too and have a really nice energy. My daughter was so happy when I showed her. I need an adult size! The closing beads are of the screw type and closed easily, which is a blessing! I loved the polished stone that was enclosed with the beads too. I will be ordering from you again


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Lovely anklet
Wednesday, 19 August 2020  |  Yvonne

I love my anklet, looks fantastic and the quality is great. Delivery was quick. So comfy I forget Iíve got it on


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Love it
Monday, 17 August 2020  |  Joanne

The amber isn't as green as I thought it might be, but it is a natural product so it is the colour God intended it to be. The way this necklace fastens is great. I am so used to the fasteners on necklaces sliding down to be visible, but with this one you can't tell if it has or not! Would definitely recommend this product. It may be psychosomatic, but the tension in my shoulders is also reduced!