Caring for Your Gemstone
Amber is a beautiful gem that looks stunning in any setting. To make sure that it stays beautiful it’s essential that you learn how to care for it properly.
To ensure that your gem continues to shine, make sure to apply a wax that’s silicon-based once every four to six months. This wax can also help prevent your piece from oxidizing.
Do not use a jewelry machine or steam cleaner when you polish or clean your amber, as these machines can damage your piece. Instead, use a warm water solution with a mild soap. Place the solution into a container and drop the amber into it. Leave it to sit for ten minutes, then remove the amber and dry it with a flannel cloth.
You can also place a drop of olive oil onto the amber and use a soft cloth to polish it.
Because amber is a not technically a stone, it is also not as stable as other gems you may own. Due to is being softer than most gemstones, amber should be stored sepa
Things To Avoid
Since raw amber is fossilized resin, it is soluble in alcohol, chloroform, acetone and other chemicals. Therefore, try to avoid using polishes and finishings that contain the aforementioned chemicals.
Do not allow perfume or hairspray to come in direct contact with your amber, as some of the ingredients in these products can cause your piece to lose it shine forever.
When you cook or clean, do not wear an amber bracelet or ring, as many household materials contain harmful chemicals that can destroy amber.
Try not to expose it to direct sunlight for long periods of time.
Also, be sure to avoid exposing your amber to strong UV lights. After seven days of UV light exposure, your gemstone will begin to crack and crumble.
You should also avoid wearing or using your amber in extreme temperatures, as doing so risks causing damage to the resin.
How To Polish Your Amber Jewels
You can cut, saw, and drill pieces of amber. The gemstone can also be sanded and filed, as well as carved.
Raw amber is relatively soft due to the fact that it’s made of fossilized resin and is not a mineral. However, Amber can easily be polished and manipulated due to this fact.
If you wish to saw it, it’s best to do so using a circular saw. The gem must be fed into the saw gently and firmly. If you would like to polish it by hand, you can use a fine-toothed saw. However, this method is more time-consuming as you will not be able to achieve a straight cut quickly.
The use of a sanding wheel or belt can help you shape amber into a desired size or form. Use a coarse grade wheel and belt to remove the material easily and a fine grade for final touches.
It’s possible to sand and file amber by hand. However, doing so can be a slower process than other methods that incorporate power tools. For example, a D
If Teething Babies Could Talk, This Is What They’d Ask For.
Parents may find a positive change in their baby’s mood and behavior within a few hours even though it is expected to take a day or two to reach full effect. Mothers everywhere have reported that their babies drool less, seem less fussy and return to the normal, happy babies they were before teething began, all thanks to Baltic Teething Necklaces.
That’s why these necklaces have become the “must have” product for parents.
Only the highest-quality Baltic amber contains the right amounts of Succinic Acid to soothe teething babies.
We work directly with our trusted amber manufacturers to ensure we only use the highest-quality raw material that is 100% authentic Baltic Amber.
How Does The Baltic Amber Necklace Work?
Amber is a fossilized tree resin and it’s found in many places around the world. However, amber from the Baltic region is the only type that contains high levels of succinic acid, which acts as a natural anti-inflammatory, pain reliever and immune system booster.
When babies wear our authentic Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces, their body gently heats the amber, which then triggers the release of the succinic acid. It is absorbed through their skin, providing comfort and relief with all-natural analgesic properties.
The Many Medical Uses for Succinic Acid
Many people are unaware of the incredible influence that succinic acid has on our bodies. It is involved in several chemical processes, which are mostly related to our metabolism. An ancient remedy that has been used for thousands of years, the highest quantity of succinic acid is found in Baltic Amber, which is found in the Baltic States.
Nature has given humankind many solutions to remedy various medical conditions. With an increase in pharmaceutical use and an ever-increasing list of harmful side effects for medications, succinic acid is a natural solution to battle pain related issues.
Succinic acid is also found in animal tissues, as well as in plants all over the world. For pharmaceutical or home use, it is either extracted from amber or is manufactured synthetically. The word “succinic” is Latin for ‘succinum,’ which means ‘of amber’.
Our ancestors have been using Amber in the form of medicine fo
Amber has been around for thousands of years. People have used it to decorate palaces and to heal those struggling with physical ailments. Some even believe that the gemstone has magical qualities.
As we previously mentioned, amber is made-up of resin, which dropped to the ground and hardened through polymerization millions of years ago.
Amber that has not yet fully hardened is called “Copal.” You can differentiate Copal from Amber, due to the substance still being relatively soft.
Most of the world’s amber comes from the Baltic Sea. Baltic amber contains 98 percent succinite, which is said to provide health benefits.
Amber also comes in different colors other than the yellow. Opaque amber can have a creamy or foamy look. It looks beautiful if you place it in a silver setting, and is a variation of
The Healing Properties of Amber
Perhaps you’ve seen the first ‘Jurassic Park’ movie and have always wondered which stone that was. The stone that holds the mosquito intact from which the scientists extract a bit of DNA to replicate dinosaur genes so on and so forth. Well, that stone was a fossilized tree resin known as amber.
With immense historical significance, amber has been used for thousands of years. The oldest pieces of amber that have been found date back to 8000 BC.
The Latin name for amber is ‘Electrum’, and is famous for containing electrical properties along with a magnificent color. People sometimes refer to it as ‘Liquid Sunshine’ because of the natural mixture of yellow and orange that make it look like the color of sunshine.
In essence, amber has been used as a means to dissipate negative energy. Its healing properties have baffled many scientists and researchers and there are no scientific reasons shedding light on the stone’
What is an Amber Teething Necklace?
Teething typically happens when your child is around six months of age, however, it could begin any time between three months and one year of age. As your child reaches three years of age, they’ll have an initial set of 20 teeth. Unfortunately, the teething process can painful as a result of gum soreness and swelling, symptoms that show up a few days before the tooth appears. As soon as it breaks through the gum, the pain dissipates.
Because your child is in pain, they typically won’t want to eat and drink. They might also bite their fingers to relieve some of the pain. Your baby may also have a tendency to drool more causing a persistent rash on their face.
As a parent, what can you do to relieve the pain of this inevitable process? Some dentists recommend over-the-counter pain medication. However, those options aren’t always the safest route. Also, you should avoid the use of teething gel because it causes numbness
Where Does Amber Come From?
Amber’s coloring and other-worldly quality often have people questioning where the stone is derived from and whether or not it should be categorized as a crystal, a mineral, or a fossilized rock. The truth of the matter is that the stone has very interesting origins that can be traced back centuries. While most vendors who sell amber gemstones choose to focus on its known healing properties, the stone itself has a far more interesting story.
What is Amber?
The short answer is that amber is a fossilized derivative of extinct trees. The long answer is that the resin found in those now-extinct trees is thought to have functioned in a similar fashion to the resin residing in conifers. This means that the resin would have acted as a sealant by coursing down and through the limbs and trunk
Common length chart for teething and adult necklaces
Age - Length
Birth to 6 months - 10" to 11"
5 months to 24 months - 11" to 12"
10 months to 4 years - 12" to 13"
Elementary age child - 14" to 15"
Common adult - 17" to 22"