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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Gold Tigers Eye Tumblestone Crystal Gemstones

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Champagne coloured amber with colour agate beaded necklace

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Adult Sea Pearl, Unpolished Honey Amber and Rose Quartz Mix Bracelet

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Adult Green Amber and African Jade Mix Necklace

Adult Green Amber and African Jade Mix Necklace£27.99   £26.99

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Amazing looking necklace made with green ambers and African Jade

Amethyst Point Crystal Keyring

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gem bracelet
Tuesday, 7 July 2020  |  Terrie

lovely size gems brought as a gift


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gem bracelet
Tuesday, 7 July 2020  |  Terrie

lovely gem bracelet and fits well.


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Butterscotch Amber
Tuesday, 30 June 2020  |  Matthew

Very sharp looking by its bright yellow colour when I put it on my bracelet together with other cognac and dark cherry amber beads.


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Baroque
Tuesday, 30 June 2020  |  Matthew

I prefer the baroque shape necklace, every single beads is unique and looks amazing in necklace forms.


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Sparkling!
Tuesday, 30 June 2020  |  Matthew

It become so outstanding among the rounded beads on my bracelet.


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Beautiful
Friday, 19 June 2020  |  Catherine

Beautiful quality and great price!


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Anklet
Wednesday, 10 June 2020  |  Faye

Beautiful anklet! Lovely packages and quick delivery! Gorgeous for the price


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Beautiful bracelet
Thursday, 4 June 2020  |  Chloe

Quick and easy service, very responsive to me when I ordered the wrong size accidentally! Bracelet is gorgeous! Definitely order again Thankyou


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Won't go anywhere else
Sunday, 31 May 2020  |  Clara

I've had 3 bracelets from Amber Pumpkin now and will be ordering more. The customer service is excellent, fast shipping and really beautiful items


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Stunning
Thursday, 28 May 2020  |  Kate

I brought the larger size to wear as an anklet, itís gorgeous, everyone comments on how lovely it is. I wear it all the time, I only take it off to bathe, itís well made, the best bit is itís adjustable so fits lovely Unlike other anklets I have brought