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Amber Jewellery

Amber ...The Gold of the North !
Amber is the fossilised resin of ancient pine trees. Our Amber comes from the Baltic region and was formed during the Eocene geological period about 44 million years ago. As the trees fell to the ground layers of sediments covered the forest remains and a process  known as molecular polymerization occured due to the heat and pressure applied by the overlying sediments . This evenually created beautiful natural  Amber .
Amber comes in several colours beige , yellow, cognac, green and red . The colour is the result of the environmental conditions during its formation . For example green Amber was formed in marshy conditions. Sometimes as the resin seeped out of the pine trees insects, foliage and even water droplets were encapsulated inside the sticky substance. These pieces of Amber now give us a wonderful insight into life over 44 million years ago. Amber is nicknamed  Nature`s Time Capsule enclosing specimens of Life from millions of years ago as illustrated in the Jurassic Park films.
It was thought that the rays of the sun were captured in  Amber, what a lovely idea! Amber was called The Gold of the North due to its enticing golden hues. Amber was one of the commodities traded along the famous "Amber Road" which lead from the Baltic to the Mediterranean and then onto the " Silk Route" to the East. 

A birthstone for Aries and Leo , Amber is said to promote courage, vitality and personal growth. It is thought to be a powerful healer and cleanser of body and mind, absorbing negative energy. Amber has long been used as an homeopathic cure as it contains high levels of succinic acid a natural anti inflammatory substance.