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 Amber Pear Drop  Pendant Necklace

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Cognac Amber And Amethyst Bracelet / Anklet

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Stylish clasp bracelet / anklet made with amber and amethyst

latest reviews
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Perfect teething ring and excellent service.
Wednesday, 20 February 2019  |  Kate

Recieved my first order so quickly-thank you Amber Pumpkin, I'll be back soon!
Also, this teething ring is lovely, so nice to have something different to the usual keys etc. It is bright and attractive and easy for my son to hold. It fits on my wrist if there's nowhere clean to put it down while we're out and about and is easy to clean if dropped. It's had some fairly hard use in the last fortnight and shows no sign of wear, my little one loves chewing it so hard it squeaks on his gums! It works best for him after being in the fridge for a while but either way he loves it. Think I'll be investing in one or two more in different colours as we are having a fairly tough teething journey.


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mosaic amber braclet
Friday, 15 February 2019  |  Tracey

love this one better on the elastic which just slipe=s on and off rather than the string and tie
perfect and would recommend


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Adult Amber and Amethyst necklace
Wednesday, 13 February 2019  |  Pamela

This item was delivered promptly and packaged well. I'm very pleased with the necklace.


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Dreamy
Thursday, 7 February 2019  |  K

This blend smells absolutely dreamy and be it a coincidence or not - the little one is more settled so itís a 5 stars from me!


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Excellent
Saturday, 2 February 2019  |  Susan

This is a great bracelet as it can fit either your wrist or ankle I need to wear it on my ankle due to my work. I really love this bracelet it's very beautiful. Very fast delivery and courteous service.


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Fantastic stuff!!
Monday, 28 January 2019  |  Teresa

The cheeky monkey cheek rub is amazing! When my little ones cheeks get all red and hot I rub a little of this in and I bring them down straight away! It smells beautiful too! I have now been using it twice a day and it has really reduced the redness altogether


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Excellent
Monday, 28 January 2019  |  Iva

Excellent quality of the product and really fast delivery. Bought it for my husband in order to improve his headache, I don't know if it will help him, but it is worth to try and it looks really good.
I always recommend your products and you website and will continue to do so.


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Love it
Tuesday, 22 January 2019  |  Aiste

Very comfortable to wear and looks very nice. Have been wearing it since I got it a few months ago. Also, itís relatively cheap in comparison with other sellers, but it is a good quality, beautiful looking amber. Love it.


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Great service
Thursday, 17 January 2019  |  Oana

I received the bracelet fast. Delivery was great


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Cheek Rub Oil
Thursday, 10 January 2019  |  Louise

My daughter is teething at only 12 weeks old and I was looking for something natural to help ease the experience for her. The Cheek Rub Oil smells really nice and has a calming effect when I put it on her cheeks.