Amber is not a “stone” but a natural resin. So as it warms with the body’s natural temperature, amber releases its healing oils (these oils contain succinic acid )which are easily absorbed into the skin and then into the bloodstream. Baltic Amber has some of the highest concentrations of Succinic Acid found in nature, and this is what makes it so special. Succinic Acid is a natural component of plant and animal tissues, and it’s presence in the human body is beneficial in many ways.
Amber is also known to reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach and to fight irritation, infections and respiratory disease as it dramatically improves the body’s immunity. Natural amber beaded necklaces are a completely non-invasive remedy for side effects associated with teething, such as lack of appetite, upset tummies, ear ache, fevers and colds. Baltic amber is also a natural analgesic that will calm your child and is recognized by allopathic medicine specialists as antispasmodic and anti-fever. Many adults report improvement of arthritis discomfort in their hands when wearing amber on the wrists.
How they are made?:
Every natural Baltic Amber necklace is unique because each of the amber beads is unique. So the size, color, and shape of each stone as well as the length of the necklace will vary slightly.
Every necklace is lovingly handcrafted by Lithuanian amber artisans with generations of experience who carefully polish and softly round the shape of each Baltic amber beads (Baltic amber is over 45 million years old) so it rests gently against the skin. This ensures maximum skin contact and comfort. The string in each of our amber teething necklaces and bracelets is knotted by hand in between each and every bead , so should the necklace break (which it should if necessary), the rest of the beads will not scatter. The teething necklace fastens with a screw clasp that opens and closes easily.
As long as the necklace is not too snug, the length is a personal preference. A convenient way to measure is to drape a tape measurer or a piece of string around the neck to see what length you are most comfortable with. Some prefer a shorter length so that the necklace is less likely to get caught on anything & others select longer lengths so that their children can wear one size for a longer period of time. Only you can make this choice!
The word “Amber” has always been associated exclusively with “Baltic Amber” even though there are other varieties of amber in different locations in the world. In fact, more than 125 types of fossil resins have been found but these are not amber, simply distant cousins. The Baltic Amber is the only amber sought after for its rare qualities including the ability to provide natural healing. To read more about the many benefits of baltic amber, click here Amber in Medicine.
What makes Baltic amber so different? Baltic amber resin comes from a fossil produced by ancient pine tress that grew in Northern Europe millions of years ago in an area that reached from southern regions of what is now known as Scandinavia as well as neighboring regions of the Baltic Sea bed. At some point, the climate grew warmer and these pine trees, known today as conifer trees, exuded great amounts of natural resin which scientists say achieved its stability over time through oxidation.
Baltic Amber Facts:
•Amber is a fossilized tree resin that has taken millions of years to form.
•Baltic amber is the only fossil resin that contains 3-8 % succinic acid, a medicinal substance with diverse effects. The highest content of the acid is found in the amber cortex–the external layer of the stone.
•Raw Baltic amber comes in diverse forms drops , icicles, dripstones and nuggets of various sizes, which show how it was formed and how it travelled – each piece is totally unique.
•Amber has a great diversity of color varieties, most common being cognac, honey, green, lemon, golden, butterscotch.
•Highly prized and greatly valued, amber will sometimes appear with inclusions that date back to its origination…a tiny piece of plant or a fragile insect that became part of the flowing resin and therefore preserved millions of years ago.
•Amber nuggets are warmer than other stones and when rubbed, they attract bits of dry grass and paper, as amber becomes electrically charged. It charges negatively, which is beneficial for people.
•Amber nuggets burn when lit, with a bright yellow flame, exuding a pleasant resinous scent.
•Baltic amber is alive, as the process of its internal transformations continues and it is beneficial to human beings.
How can Baltic amber help us?:
Providing pain relief –
Baltic amber’s remarkable medicinal properties include analgesics that reduce or eliminate pain associated with headaches, joint stiffness, dental discomfort such as teething, etc.
Strengthening your immune system –
Succinic acid is the primary substance in natural Baltic Amber and has remarkable ability to boost the body’s immune system, to enhance natural healing, and to protect the body from infection.
Restoring Energy –
Succinate is a raw material and a major catalyst in the Krebs Cycle, one of our main sources of energy. During this cycle, our bodies metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for energy. metabolized for energy. Our own bodies naturally produce the same succinic acid to some extent. Succinic acid contains salt which is one of the key substances in cellular respiration as well as intercellular energy production. As a result, succinic acid restores both oxygen and energy to depleted cells and aids the body in returning to a normal, fully functional state.
Maintaining Wellness –
Under stress or duress, the human body’s cells require more oxygen more quickly. A lack of oxygen can result in lethargy as oxygen is vital to the intercellular creation of energy. When the body has low oxygen, it is much more at risk of illness. A healthy body is one that has a slightly alkaline blood “ph” balance which means that oxygen is being fully absorbed in all the critical areas with ease.
Breaking a cycle of (chronic) inflammation –
Whenever there is any form of chronic inflammation, disease is a good probability. With chronic cellular inflammation, the body’s immune system will automatically increase production of free radicals which can, in excess, cause inflammatory-related disease. Chronic inflammation is quite of the underlying factor in many seemingly unrelated illnesses.
Putting Amber to work for you –
Wearing natural Baltic amber jewelry may not cure everything that ails you but it has definitely proven itself as a deterrent to pain and unwanted illnesses. Why not put Amber to work for you in helping your body feel better and stay healthy?
Caring for your precious Amber jewelry:
Amber needs to be cared for and treasured like any valuable property. Because amber is soft and can be brittle because of age, it’s most important to be concerned about chemicals and oxidation. Your amber should not be stored with other jewelry where it can rub against other pieces, especially metals. We recommend that you place your amber in a soft pouch (flannel and velvet are ideal for this purpose) with a drawstring for closing.
To clean your amber, use a soft flannel cloth dampened with clean lukewarm water. You should dry your amber very carefully, lightly polish with clear olive oil, and then remove any excess oil and restore the polish with another soft cloth.
Be sure to keep perfume or hairspray and similar chemicals away from your amber and never place your jewelry in commercial cleaning solutions. Because of the very sensitive nature of amber, you should also remove amber jewelry if you are cooking so that the amber is not exposed to excessive heat.