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 bead
Monday, 22 April 2019  |  Sheena

Good quality and a lovely addition to my amber bracelet.


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Sleep oil
Monday, 22 April 2019  |  Sheena

After months of hardly any sleep this has worked from the first night we used it! Very happy mummy and daddy


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Dark Cherry Amber bead
Monday, 22 April 2019  |  Sheena

Gorgeous! Really pleased with the quality and size of the bead, it looks stunning alongside the others on my bracelet


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Lovely product, even my friend had to buy one!
Saturday, 20 April 2019  |  Charly

I bought this for my 3 month old, nicest teether I've held, lovely rubber, my friends 1 year old daughter came over and took a massive shine to it, so she's gone and bought one too!


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Amazing oil
Saturday, 20 April 2019  |  Rachel

This oil has amazed me it takes the redness out of my five month old twins cheeks and they go from bumpy rough skin to silky smooth virtually instantly. It smells lovely and they like it being rubbed on. They seem calmer too.


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Knitted chicken
Sunday, 14 April 2019  |  Pauline

I bought this for my grandson who loves my ceramic chickens and has to hold and love them each time he comes. He absolutely loves this knitted chicken and takes it everywhere with him - we may have to purchase another in case he looses it ! Fantastic find and fantastic products and service from Amber Pumpkin - HIGHLY RECOMMEND their site.


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Amazing
Saturday, 13 April 2019  |  Laura

This bracelet never comes off my wrist, it is so stylish and comfortable to wear. I find wearing bracelets awkward and clumsy to wear whilst working but this one is so comfortable. I bought it for mild back pain and anxiety, since I am feeling calm and collected; with my mental clarity improving. My back ache has subsided and I am able to go on my long walks again. I would highly recommend this product and will be buying more products from amber pumpkin. Thank you for this beautiful product.


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Lovely and well made
Saturday, 6 April 2019  |  Emma

Lovely and very well made, very dainty and looks
Far more expensive than it is. Love the hidden clear clasp that screws both ends together. Colours are subtle and looks lovely on. Very well made! Highly reccomended


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Quality teething ring.
Saturday, 30 March 2019  |  Gayna

Bought this for my grandson, my daughter in law was very happy with product, as she is a, vegan. Lovely design, great for little hands, especially when teether is only 4months old. Would definitely buy more things.


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Out and about must have
Saturday, 23 March 2019  |  Rebecca

My LB isnít the biggest fan of his pram at the minute so this is great for him to gnaw on and keep his hands busy for quick trips to the shops. Plus the fact that itís only on your wrist saves time rummaging through your bag when baby starts to fuss x