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Baltic amber jewellery
What is Amber?
Amber is fossilised resin from ancient pine trees which are now mostly extinct (Pinaceae Family).
As the pine resin oozed out of trees it covered anything in its path including tiny insects such as flies and spiders.
Baltic amber jewellery containing such specimens are rare and expensive.
It is thought that over 1000 extinct species of insects have been captured in amber. The process of amber hardening took many millions of years.
Amber has been found throughout the world. It varies in colour depending on its age and where it was found. Chinese, Burmese, Lebanese, Sicilian and Mexican ambers all vary in colour from very clear to almost black.
The finest amber comes from Baltic region. The most extensive deposits of Baltic Amber in Eocenian blue mud occur in the Sambian Peninsular and by the bay of Gdansk (Poland). The Gdansk region of Poland is famous for its Baltic amber jewellery trade.
Natural Baltic amber (Succinite) varies in colour from lemon through to yellow, orange and dark brown. Baltic amber is around 50 million years old!
We only use the finest Baltic amber in our Baltic amber jewellery.
Where does Silvertime source their Baltic amber jewellery?
All our Baltic amber jewellery is sourced from reliable suppliers in Poland and the some from UK distributors. Our suppliers are members of the The International Amber Association. This guarantees only natural genuine Baltic amber is used in the jewellery.
Here at Silvertime we offer two types of silver amber jewellery, cast and handmade jewellery.
Cast jewellery is where the silver has been cast from moulds. This allows for identical silver jewellery designs to be created, obviously the pieces of amber set into the silver amber jewellery are all unique, no two pieces of amber are alike. Most jewellery available today is cast.
Our second type of Baltic amber jewellery is handmade amber jewellery. The silversmith makes each piece by hand to fit the specific piece of Baltic amber.
This process is more time consuming and costly but guarantees the wearer has a special piece of jewellery that no one else will ever have (although similar designs will be made from the same silversmith they can never be identical).