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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Unpolished Baroque Amber Necklace

Unpolished Baroque Amber Necklace£12.95

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Unpolished Baroque Amber Necklace

Adult Chunky Amethyst Bracelet

Adult Chunky Amethyst Bracelet£9.99   £8.99

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Beautiful chunky adult amethyst bracelet

Adult Dark Cherry Amber And Lapis Lazuli Mix Bracelet

Adult Dark Cherry Amber And Lapis Lazuli Mix Bracelet£9.99

Striking clasp bracelet made with amber and blue Lapis Lazuli

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Dark Cherry Amber and Rose Quartz Necklace

Dark Cherry Amber and Rose Quartz Necklace£17.95   £16.95

A striking looking necklace made with dark cherry baltic amber and rose quartz

Amber Rose Quartz and African Turquoise Anklet / Bracelet

Amber Rose Quartz and African Turquoise Anklet / Bracelet£9.95   £8.99

A mix of Baltic amber rose quartz and African turquoise anklet / bracelet

Adult Baroque Amber and Semi Precious Clasp Bracelet  - BLUE

Adult Baroque Amber and Semi Precious Clasp Bracelet - BLUE£9.99

Beautiful clasp bracelet made with amber and semi precious stones

latest reviews
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Child Amber Necklace
Thursday, 19 March 2020  |  Kate

Good quality necklace, easy to use clasp and feels really sturdy/safe. Would definitely buy again


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Beautiful Honey Amber cat eye bracelet
Thursday, 19 March 2020  |  Amy

The moment I saw the bracelet, I thought it was beautiful!
Toby was absolutely fantastic with communication via email as well as I needed some support.
My little boy looks super cute with it on. Thank you


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Amazing
Sunday, 15 March 2020  |  Laura

Second time ordering from amber pumpkin and Iím never disappointed. The anklet is beautiful and arrived quickly and is presented in a lovely little bag.

Absolutely love these products and will never hesitate to buy again and again.


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Just what I wanted
Friday, 6 March 2020  |  Semma

I ordered an adjustable amber anklet for my daughter the delivery was very quick and the anklet is very well made and looks beautiful on. ☺️


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Looks beautiful and brilliant quality
Friday, 21 February 2020  |  Georgia

I was initially struggling to trust sellers of Amber bracelets which were 100% unpolished Amber but came across Amber pumpkin and am so happy with how they look and their quality. Have already brought one for my niece and will definitely buy from here in the future! Thank you


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Adjustable braclet
Friday, 17 January 2020  |  Alison

Beautiful bracelet. Its lovely made and so pretty


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Excellent service & Product
Friday, 10 January 2020  |  Daniel

Itís a rare thing these days to find a company that delivers both fantastic and informative service from start of order to delivery and also provides products of an extremely high quality which is just as described, however Amber Pumpkin get it right on all the above. Well done amberpumpkin.com, this super happy customer will definately be returning for another order soon. 😀


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Great service
Monday, 30 December 2019  |  Jackie

I loved this necklace, the products are always of great quality, I bought as a gift to go with a bracelet that I also bought a while ago, I ordered last minute and it arrived before christmas. Thankyou so much


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Nice necklace
Friday, 13 December 2019  |  Shona

Bought as a present