Amber is a fossilised tree resin dating back around 40-60 million years ago, from the Eocene era. The origin trees that oozed amber resin are long extinct, leaving behind a history of natural beauty.
In its complete natural form, amber is rock-like and usually opaque in colour. Most commonly amber is associated with its well know yellow-orange-brown cognac hues. However, there are numerous different shades, f rom a brittle white color through to citrus yellow, brown and even black. Other uncommon colors include cherry red amber, green amber and even blue amber - which is a rare and highly sought after Dominican stone.
The colour, clarity and detail of our amber jewellery is as a result of exposing the natural fossil element to high temperatures, pressures and polishing. Bringing out the natural beauty of the gemstone in the same way that a diamond receives a faceted cut. Heating of the amber stone results in an effect of tiny internal explosions, creating unique organic patterns, giving each piece a truly individual character.
One of the most unique aspects of amber, is its ability to preserve articles which became trapped around 50 million years ago - creating the world's very own time capsule. Trapped objects such as insects and can render the stones so much more rare and valuable.
Scientific tests have identified that Baltic Amber contains between 3-8% of succinic acid, proven to have a beneficial effect on living organisms. Amber and its derivatives are amongst ingredients used in contemporary medicines and therapeutics.
Since ancient times, amber has been treasured for its natural beauty, individuality and warm glow and Baltic Beauty is proud to be breathing new life into the designs and trends of amber jewellery.
Every Baltic Beauty harbours a unique story, in its design, or in the history of the stone itself, there is meaning behind every piece. This is the exclusive beauty of Baltic Amber - with each stone, you own a physical piece of history and time. The memories and story behind each Baltic Beauty from the moment you own it, is up to you.
Pairing our natural Baltic Amber with Sterling Silver, adds a modern and contemporary touch to the gemstone, creating a bridge between natural and manmade beauty.
Pure silver is generally too soft, therefore it is alloyed with copper, providing strength, whilst preserving ductility and its precious metal appearance. Our sterling silver consists of 92.5% silver, and for the remaining part - copper. The malleability paired with the hardness of sterling silver allows the creation of our intricate and often complex designs.
All of our jewellery pieces weighing over 7 grams, bear an official series of marks, known as a hallmark, to indicate the purity of the silver. Baltic Beauty Jewellery fully complies with the 1973 Hallmarking Act and is registered with the Birmingham Assay Office, who independently test and guarantee that our jewellery is .925 sterling silver. This assures that you can buy from us with confidence that you are purchasing genuine sterling silver jewellery that with care, will last a lifetime.
Continually evolving, we introduced a brand new range of designs to our jewellery collections, seeing our iconic .925 sterling silver “kissed” with vermeil gold plating. Bringing an entirely new look to our signature sterling silver designs.