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 Champagne Amber and Colourful Agate Bracelet

Adult Champagne Amber and Colourful Agate Bracelet£10.99

Adult Champagne coloured amber with colour agate beaded bracelet / anklet

Agate Green Banded Tumblestone Crystal Gemstones

Agate Green Banded Tumblestone Crystal Gemstones£1.49

Green Banded Agate Tumblestone Crystal Gemstones

Honey Amber White Agate and Aquamarine Mix Necklace

Honey Amber White Agate and Aquamarine Mix Necklace£17.95

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Lovely looking necklace made with honey amber, white agate and aquamarine

Palm Stone Worry Stone - Chakra

Palm Stone Worry Stone - Chakra£6.95

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Palm Stone Worry Stones - Chakra

Adult Adjustable Cognac Amber  and Amethyst Bracelet

Adult Adjustable Cognac Amber and Amethyst Bracelet£13.99

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Adjustable cognac amber and amethyst bracelet

Adult Olive Amber Necklace

Adult Olive Amber Necklace£25.99

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Beautiful adult olive rare green amber necklace

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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.


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Great value box
Friday, 5 November 2021  |  Kate

Very happy with my jewellery box was well worth the cost, the items were really good quality & enjoyed the surprise of what would be in it


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Stunning!
Tuesday, 26 October 2021  |  Lianne

Beautiful bracelet! It looks lovely on the website but even more beautiful in reality! Excellent quality, service and fast delivery! Thank you!


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Excellent *****
Tuesday, 26 October 2021  |  Lianne

Would highly recommend! Bracelet is beautiful, service fantastic and fast delivery! Iíll be ordering again, thank you!


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Worry Stone
Friday, 15 October 2021  |  Jo

Bought for my sister who was delighted with the gift. Quick to order, communication and delivery were good