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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latest reviews
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Amber necklace
Sunday, 31 July 2022  |  Sharon

This is a really beautiful necklace. The size is great, it looks amazing. Totally worth the price, which is very reasonable. Speedy delivery. Highly recommend this seller and product


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Absolutely beautiful selection of child amber necklaces
Wednesday, 27 July 2022  |  Layla

I was so looking forward to receiving my purchase of child amber necklaces and can honestly say I wasn't disappointed. My purchase arrived within a couple.of days, each necklace was beautifully crafted and totally unique, in their own little gift bags. The integrity of amber and other precious stones was outstanding. I will definitely be purchasing further items from Amber pumpkin and love recommending them to my friends and the people who have complemented on the necklaces bought. Thank you Amber pumpkin 🎃


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Excellent product
Tuesday, 12 July 2022  |  J

Lovely bracelet. Really heavy and feels good quality for the price paid


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If I could give 10 stars I would!!
Friday, 10 June 2022  |  Melissa

This amber is not only classy looking, it's also amazing at reducing pain - for months my partner has been taking painkillers every day, but since he started wearing this he's not only significantly reduced the amount he takes, but on some days he doesn't even feel the need for any pain relief!!


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Palm chakra worry stone is perfect
Sunday, 8 May 2022  |  Debbie

I love everything about my new crystal palm stone. It feels amazing. And looks amazing and I carry it everywhere. Thank you


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Lovely products
Sunday, 10 April 2022  |  Jessica

Beautiful products. Have used Amber Pumpkin several times now as can't find quality and price as good anywhere else! Would highly recommend.


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Gorgeous set
Monday, 28 February 2022  |  Sarah

I had received one of these as a gift and thought it was a lovely little gift that was well presented. I then bought one for a friend and she loves it


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Beautiful bracelet
Wednesday, 19 January 2022  |  Amanda

I couldn't be happier with this bracelet. The amber is absolutely beautiful. I love how light weight amber is and it's so comfortable to wear. I thought the price was good too and it arrived well wrapped. Will definitely buy from Amber Pumpkin again.


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Fab service and product as always!!!
Tuesday, 7 December 2021  |  Alice

Always fantastic speedy service and beautiful products this is my 4th purchase from Amber pumpkin and all are equally as beautiful and well made!


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Lovely set
Saturday, 6 November 2021  |  Hanna

Beautiful set, even the box was lovely. Really impressed.