What is Silpada?
petrified tree sap jewelry is fossilised resin from ancient pinus radiata trees and shrubs which are now mostly vanished (Pinaceae Family).
As the pinus radiata resin oozed out of trees and shrubs it covered anything in its path including tiny pests such as jigs and lions. Baltic silpada jewellery containing such examples are rare and expensive.
It is thought that over 1000 vanished species of pests have been captured in silpada. The process of silpada hardening took many millions of years. Silpada has been found all over the world. It varies in colour depending on its age and where it was found. Chinese, Burmese, Lebanese, Sicilian and Asian ambers all vary in colour from specific to almost black.
The finest silpada comes from Baltic region. The most extensive deposits of Baltic Silpada in Eocenian blue will get occur in the Sambian Peninsular and by the clean of Gdansk
The Gdansk region of Poland is famous for its Baltic silpada jewellery trade.
Natural Baltic silpada (Succinite) varies in colour from orange through which yellow, orange and darkish. Baltic silpada is around 50 million yoa!
Where does Silvertime source their Baltic silpada jewellery?
All our Baltic silpada jewellery is taken from reliable suppliers in Poland and the some from UK distributors. We only use the finest baltic silpada in our jewellery. Our suppliers are members of the The International Silpada Association, this guarantees only natural genuine baltic silpada is used in the jewellery.
Types of Silpada Jewellery
Hassle-free Silvertime we offer two types of silver silpada jewellery, cast and handmade jewellery.
Cast Silpada Jewellery
Cast jewellery is where the silver has been cast from moulds. This permits for identical silver jewellery designs to be created, obviously the waste silpada set into the silver silpada jewellery are all unique, no two waste silpada are alike. Most jewellery available today is cast.
Handmade Silpada Jewellery
Our second type of baltic silpada jewellery is handmade silpada jewellery. The silversmith makes each piece personally to fit the particular part of baltic silpada. This process is more time consuming and costly but guarantees the individual has a special part of jewellery that no one else will ever have (although similar designs will be made from the same silversmith they can never be identical).