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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In love!
Wednesday, 7 August 2019  |  Carolyn

I absolutely love this anklet! Looks awesome on my son and I am super excited to buy more.


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A gift to myself
Monday, 5 August 2019  |  Tamarin

This is stunning, I love the way the amber has gone from darker to light...its so natural and looks elegant on my ankle. The clasps are strong and its well made.


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Beautiful
Monday, 5 August 2019  |  Tamarin

I was concerned that the chakra colours on this would be dull however was surprised at how bright they are and it is complimented beautifully by the unpolished amber. It is commented on everywhere we go.


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Very happy
Sunday, 4 August 2019  |  Jaime

Brought as a present, they loved it. Quick delivery and came with a nice bag. Would definitely recommend.


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Saturday, 3 August 2019  |  Katie

I love it. It looks fantastic on. Fabulous quality. Fast shipping time. Its to earily to tell if it's helping relieve my symptoms or not.


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Fabulous item
Tuesday, 30 July 2019  |  Samantha

Ordered this item for my little girl and itís a beautiful item that really helps her!


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Beautiful necklace
Thursday, 18 July 2019  |  Rosie

My necklace arrived quickly and was beautifully packaged. The colour is gorgeous and Iíve had lots of compliments on it. Iíve worn it for a week now and definitely feel calmer. It might just be a coincidence, but whatever, Iíll take it!