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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Brilliant Company
Sunday, 14 October 2018  |  D

Great to meet an interested company, they made an order mistake and sorted it within hours. Unusual with many other online suppliers. Can do nothing more that recommend them. The products are proving great


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Dino-tastic
Thursday, 11 October 2018  |  Nicola

My little boy is just coming up for 4 months but has been having teething symptoms for weeks. Up until now, the only thing that has given him some relief has been my finger in his mouth until now.... the dinosaur tail is a great size for his little mouth and the texture helps his wee gums. Great product with a lovely design


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Absolutely Beautiful
Thursday, 11 October 2018  |  Kelly

This Braclet is so beautiful 😍 Love the blue stones that make it more boyish ☺️ Thank you so much! X


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Lovely teether
Tuesday, 9 October 2018  |  Davina

Nice and soft. Love the different textures. My daughter canít hold it herself yet but likes to chew on it. Will definitely recommend Boo the Bunny and Amber Pumpkin to friends - great products, communication and service


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Boo the Bunny
Sunday, 7 October 2018  |  Jessica

Absolutely fabulous teether. My 9month old son is very picky when it comes what teethers he likes and I think Iíve found the one! He wonít go anywhere without it now. Lovely and soft! Thanks amber pumpkin.


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Keeps talons at bay
Sunday, 23 September 2018  |  Ann

Does a good job of distracting the little one when he's feeding. My neck was becoming a scratching post so this work a lot better. He likes a chew on it as well which also saves my shoulder and/or clothing. Winner.


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Lovely bracelet and prompt service!
Tuesday, 18 September 2018  |  Liesbeth

I love the adult baroque amber bracelet. It's good quality, strong materials and it was delivered very quickly.


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Perfect
Thursday, 13 September 2018  |  Asher

Bought this as a birthday present for my boyfriend and he loves it. Perfect length too.


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Monday, 10 September 2018  |  Jayne

Excellent within 3-4 days it was gone .... he has had it since birth and it was very thick .... amazing oil !!!


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Monday, 3 September 2018  |  Marie-Claire

Baby loves this, itís soft, easy to hold and great to chew. Think actually superior to the giraffe, having had both!