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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latest reviews
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Excellent product
Thursday, 16 August 2018  |  Gillian

My daughter loves it from the moment I gave her this! It has lots of edges for her to bite down on, a lovely bright colour and great texture for her gums. Not seen anything like this before, will defo be buying another one!


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Amazing!
Sunday, 12 August 2018  |  Elizabeth

I love this product. I bought it for my daughter to help her sleep when she was around 4 months old. We travel a lot and I've always put a few drops in her crib wherever we are to help her relax and associate the new place with home/sleep. We recently moved to the US and I ordered some more. I put it in her crib every few days. I smells lovely and she sleeps well.


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Very good
Sunday, 12 August 2018  |  Elizabeth

I received this order fast. I have used the granules twice on my daughter who is 9 months when she has been teething and the product appears to sooth her.


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Brilliant
Wednesday, 8 August 2018  |  Hannah

Love the anklet on my daughter, she doesn’t even realise it is there so must be comfortable. Very quick delivery also
Thank you!


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Mosaic bracelet
Tuesday, 7 August 2018  |  Margaret

Fits perfect even though Amber Pumpkin said it felt on the tight side its ideal for myself as I have very skinny Wrist...My wrist has eased off slightly so only time will tell....Fantastic Service from this site will definitely order from them Again
Best Regards Margaret Luff


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Absolutely gorgeous
Saturday, 4 August 2018  |  Yona

Was so delighted to discover green amber - this is all my favourite earth colours in one necklace. Added bonus I think it helps adult teething pains too! (Wisdom teeth!)


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Perfect
Sunday, 29 July 2018  |  Sue

I did lost of research before I bought this lovely amber bracelet ( one of 3 I bought ) they’re amazing. Thank you


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Good Teether.
Monday, 16 July 2018  |  Fiona

This is a lovely little teether. It feels really nice to hold, and fits really well into baby hands. My 6 month old has really mouthed on this. I love that it is really easy to pop in a bag or even a pocket if I want it out and about.