What is amber?
Before we delve into our selection of the best amber jewellery, first, let’s dive into the history of this alluring gem. So what exactly is amber? Amber, is fossilized tree resin exuded from the tree bark of now-extinct pine trees. The resin – a sticky substance, acts like a plaster, trapping insects and other flora and fauna inside. Whilst the origin of amber is still disputed, several theories all conclude that after being released to the ground, the resin is buried for millions of years, transforming, due to being subjected to high pressures over time, into a dense, hard substance. Which we know today as the crystal, amber.
Adored for its colour and natural beauty, this gemstone is primarily used in jewellery where it has been used for over 10,000 years. Interchangeably known as amber, baltic amber, and fossil resin, this golden wonder is commonly named “amber” or “baltic amber” in the jewellery world. But what exactly is the difference between amber and baltic amber? The name “baltic amber” mainly refers to the region from which this stone derives: the land that expands around the Baltic Sea. Whereas amber from other deposits is referred to as “amber”.
So, now you know a bit more about this fiery favourite of ours, read on to discover our top 11 amber pieces that are perfect for your autumn wardrobe.
The best amber jewellery from R&O
1. Amber Bee Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver
Remnant of honey, ambers cognac colour radiates in these beautiful amber bee earrings. Whether you’re a bee fanatic or love the symbolism associated with them, this trendy twosome really show off ambers autumnal hues.
2. Amber Tree of Life Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver
Made for the nature lovers. This tree of life pendant necklace features a stunning selection of multi-coloured amber leaves connected to an array of silver branches. Symbolic of new beginnings, this tree of life necklace is perfect for the new season ahead.
3. Amber Bracelet in Sterling Silver
Add a pop of colour to your wrists this season with this sensational amber bracelet. Featuring a dozen oval cut amber stones set into a sleek design, this elegant piece is a must-have this autumn.
4. Amber Butterfly Ring in Sterling Silver
A homage to nature. This butterfly ring is representative of change and transformation. Embrace the changing season and add a colourful touch to your ring stack for a radiant autumn look.
5. Amber Honeycomb Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver
The captivating allure of amber really stands out in this honeycomb necklace. The sleek silver design perfectly complements the 7 round cut pieces of amber whilst offering a well-balanced look.
6. Amber Leaf Ring in Sterling Silver
A statement piece like no other. Multi-coloured amber come together to complete this creative leaf design. Full of colours and character, this ring is a must have addition to your nature inspired jewellery collection.
7. Amber Paw Print Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver
Swoon over your four-legged friend with these charming paw print earrings. This quirky pair each feature 5 amber stones in a honey colour, and the most adorable paw print design.
8. Amber Fox Pendant Necklace in Sterling Silver
For the fox loving ladies out there, look no further than this fiery fox necklace for your new season wardrobe. Featuring a cognac colour amber tail and captivating design, this animal necklace is a fun-favourite.
9. Amber Ring in Sterling Silver
Go all out this autumn with this statement amber ring. Oval cut amber sits in a stylish silver setting in this uniquely designed piece. Wear alone as a cocktail ring or add it to your existing ring stack for a glowing addition this Autumn.
10. Amber Teardrop Drop Earrings in Sterling Silver
Add a warming touch of elegance to your outfit with this delightful pair of amber drop earrings. Featuring teardrop shaped stones, set in a clean, simple design, this tasteful duo are great for dressing up any evening wear.
11. Amber Owl Necklace in Sterling Silver
This adorable amber owl necklace is perfect for those darker autumn days and nights. With its glowing eyes and fiery belly, this little guy is sure to add a smile to your face and charm to your look.