Amber

Amber gemstone beads

Immediately recognisable for their honey-coloured translucent appearance and hidden depths within each formation, amber gemstone beads and chips are as beautiful as they are historically fascinating. Whether you like a smaller, uniform bead or a free-form selection that gives a flowing organic sense to your beading, you can find what you’re looking for in our online store.

Shop our range of round and tumbled amber gemstone beads today and create your own stunning amber gemstone bead piece.

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Amber gemstone beads

Immediately recognisable for their honey-coloured translucent appearance and hidden depths within each formation, amber gemstone beads and chips are as beautiful as they are historically fascinating. Whether you like a smaller, uniform bead or a free-form selection that gives a flowing organic sense to your beading, you can find what you’re looking for in our online store.

Shop our range of round and tumbled amber gemstone beads today and create your own stunning amber gemstone bead piece.

Buy Baltic amber gemstone beads and modern amber beads online

Did you know that two kinds of amber gemstone beads exist? The first one is called Baltic amber, a true fossilised amber from the Baltic region. The second is modern amber, which is a farmed tree sap. At Beads N Crystals, we stock a range of Baltic and modern ambers. We clearly label our products, so you can easily identify what you’re paying for and choose the type of amber you prefer for your project.

Aside from our amber gemstone beads, you’ll also find amber tumbled chips in our online collection. These stunning chips are more prominent than our beads and offer a beautiful range of light honey and deep ochre-coloured tones. Use them as ornamental pieces in the home or create a bold centrepiece on jewellery by winding jeweller wire around a chip for a dramatic focal point of a necklace, earrings or pendant.

Discover the history of amber gemstone beads

Baltic amber is classed as a gemstone, but it’s a fossilised tree resin millions of years old. It is prized for its beauty, rarity and natural warm yellow, orange and deep brown hues created by the presence of various organic materials and minerals within the resin.

Amber has a history of use for its ornamental and decorative value in sculptures and as a decorative material for furniture and other objects. Amber gemstone beads are a popular and beautiful material for jewellery making, particularly necklaces, bracelets and earrings. It is also used to create beads and pendants.

The benefits of amber

Amber is said to have healing properties and has been used for centuries in traditional medicine. It is believed to have the ability to promote physical, mental and emotional well-being and is often used in alternative therapies such as aromatherapy. It is important to note that many traditional claims about amber’s benefits have not been scientifically proven. However, some of the real, evidence-based benefits of amber include the following:

Aesthetic appeal — The colour and texture of amber make it an excellent decorative and jewellery material.

Preserved ancient life — Amber is often referred to as “fossilised resin” because it can contain ancient plants, insects and other organisms trapped and preserved in the resin millions of years ago. This makes it a valuable material for palaeontologists and scientists studying ancient life.

Scientific study — Because amber existed for many decades, it provides helpful insights into ancient ecosystems and the evolution of life on Earth, making it a useful research material.

Economic value — Amber is sometimes used as a gemstone and is appreciated for its rarity and unique properties. This makes it a valuable resource for countries that produce it and a source of income for those who work in the industry.

If you like to keep crystals in your home for their benefits, adding decorative amber on display makes a fitting addition to your current selection and adds beautiful aesthetic charm.

Amber is a relatively soft stone, making it susceptible to scratches and other damage. However, when properly cared for, it makes a popular choice for a unique and beautiful stone to add to a collection or use in a project. Its natural beauty and rarity make it a highly sought-after gemstone and its historical and cultural significance make it a valuable addition to any collection.

Beads N Crystals — your trusted destination for quality beads, gems and more

Whether you’re looking for amber gemstone beads, other semi-precious gemstones or the tools to bring your beading vision to life, look no further than Beads N Crystals’ extensive selection. As a proudly Australian-owned and operated business, we’ve been supplying Australians with all their beading and crystal needs for years. Shop all beads online today, and enjoy fast local shipping Australia-wide from our Brisbane warehouse.

We also offer wholesale options for all your beading, craft, community projects and jewellery-making needs. Whether you like beading as a pastime or make your living from working with beads, get in touch with us, and we can help supply you with all the high-quality beads, equipment and tools you need to bring your project to life.

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