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.

featured products
So Pure Sophie the Giraffe Circle Teether

So Pure Sophie the Giraffe Circle Teether£9.95

Sophie the Giraffe natural rubber latex teether

Teething Bling Ring Pendant - Jade

Teething Bling Ring Pendant - Jade£13.95   £12.95

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A great jade coloured ring pendant

Butterscotch Amber Charm Bead

Butterscotch Amber Charm Bead£15.00   £10.95

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Baltic Amber Charm beads in Butterscotch

Fun Child / Teen Amber Bracelet

Fun Child / Teen Amber Bracelet£4.99

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A bright coloured stretchy bracelet with Baltic amber

Teething Bling Pendant - Turquoise

Teething Bling Pendant - Turquoise£13.95   £12.95

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Our best selling turquoise pendant

Handmade Amber Soap

Handmade Amber Soap£6.50

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Cleans, soothes and smooths the skin, stimulates the regeneration, brightens, rejuvenates, disinfects and nourishes.

latest reviews
Rating:  
Great teether for little fingers
Wednesday, 18 April 2018  |  Marie

I chose this for my 4 month old baby as it was small enough to place in her mouth. The ears of the giraffe are also quite small for a younger baby’s mouth. My baby likes to rub her gums on this. Fantastic service from Amber Pumpkin.


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Lovely quality product
Wednesday, 18 April 2018  |  Marie

This bear is really lovely and so soft for baby to rub their gums on. My baby is 4 months and I chose this item as I wanted to try a different kind of material and this looked nice and soft but with some resistance so baby can get some satisfaction from biting into it. Fantastic service again from Amber Pumpkin.


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Really happy
Monday, 26 March 2018  |  Mark

Really happy with the order process, product and first class service from the team.


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Brilliant stuff!
Friday, 23 March 2018  |  Kathy

After one application I could already see a massive difference to my daughters scalp! Easy to use and smells absolutely amazing! Another great find on amberpumpkin.com!


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Excellent!
Sunday, 18 March 2018  |  Dawn

Really seem to be helping with my little ones teething pains, fabulous service, quick and efficient!