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 Amber and Turquoise Necklace

Adult Amber and Turquoise Necklace£26.99

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Beautiful adult amber and turquoise necklace

Green Amber Charm Bead

Green Amber Charm Bead£15.00   £11.95

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Baltic Amber Charm beads in rare green

Unpolished DARK CHERRY Amber and BLUE Cats Eye Child Clasp Bracelet / Anklet

Unpolished DARK CHERRY Amber and BLUE Cats Eye Child Clasp Bracelet / Anklet£8.99

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Striking clasp bracelet / anklet made with amber and blue cats eye

Adult Amber and Rose Quartz Necklace

Adult Amber and Rose Quartz Necklace£26.99

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Beautiful adult amber and rose quartz necklace

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A pretty half silicone teething necklace

latest reviews
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Just what i expected
Thursday, 13 December 2018  |  Nicola

Beautiful necklace


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Lovely
Thursday, 6 December 2018  |  Sophie

Lovely item, well made, very pretty and good sizing


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So helpful
Thursday, 6 December 2018  |  SL

I have been trying to find an Amber braclet to fit my husbands wrist for ages!!!! I emailed amber pumpkin asking about sizing and they responded so quickly, simply told me to write the size I needed in the comments box when ordering. When the braclet turned up it was perfect! Great service, quick postage, really pleased! Thank you


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Adjustable Unpolished Rainbow Amber Anklet / Bracelet
Thursday, 8 November 2018  |  Carl

I bought this for my wife on the recommendation of my daughter who had bought 2 different bracelets.
The bracelet was as I expected and and good quality and reasonably priced


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Finally one for the grown ups!
Friday, 2 November 2018  |  Anna

Ive always been a little jealous of my LOs amber necklace, shes named Amber and shes my little pumpkin being an October babe, so this year for her 3rd birthday ... for me ... I spoilt myself with a matching chakra set. Jealous no more! And something special to mark her 3rd Birthday for me! (I also got her a new necklace too... well it was her birthday!)