When heated against the warmth of the body, amber releases succinic acid. When the necklace or bracelet sits on the skin for long enough, it releases the succinic acid, which is a natural analgesic. As it is naturally absorbed by your body, it will provide you with some all-natural pain relief.
They are safe if you follow these tips:
Tips for safe use
Always supervise your child as they wear them.
Remove the necklace/bracelet whenever you leave your child alone (even if it’s only for a short period).
Take the necklace/bracelet off your child whenever they go to bed (day or night).
Don’t let your child chew on the necklace/bracelet.
Teething necklaces/bracelets can pose a serious choking hazard or strangulation risk to babies and toddlers.
Strangulation: The necklace/bracelet may tighten around your child’s neck, especially while they sleep. Never let your child sleep while wearing a teething necklace/bracelet.
Choking: The necklace/bracelet may break if your child chews on it. This would release the small beads, which can get stuck in your child’s throat. Never let your child chew on the necklace or bracelet.
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Baltic Sea amber is of the highest quality. Over 80% of the world’s Amber comes from the Baltic region. When buying amber products that claim to be sourced elsewhere, you should be extra careful. Don’t make a purchase without asking for verification information.
Amber isn’t a mineral, it’s a hardened resin fossilised over time. Known for its orange-yellow translucent substance that glows when polished, it’s used in jewellery and other decorations for ages. Coral, pearls, and amber should be classified as gem material, not gemstone.
The Royal Society published a botanical paper estimating that over 105 tons of Baltic amber were produced by northern European forests during Palaeogene times. Baltic amber is also considered to be the best, with the best preservation of anatomical detail in fossil insects.
When a tree gets scratched or punctured, it releases a sticky substance called resin to held heal the wound. Eventually, chemically stable resins harden and become amber, the pretty, translucent stuff you know. As a result, amber is the hardened resin of ancient trees.
Most resins are chemically unstable and will decay over time instead of hardening. It hardens through “progressive oxidation and polymerization of the original organic compounds, oxygenated hydrocarbons” when buried in the right conditions, like water sediments in a lagoon or delta, or sedimentary clays, shale, and sandstones associated with layers of lignite, a brown coal, according to Emporia State University Susie Ward Aber.).
As Thales of Miletus discovered over 2500 years ago, when amber was rubbed against cloth, it produced sparks and attracted feathers, husks, and small wooden splinters. This force was given the name “electricity” after the Greek word elektron, which means “amber.”
Many creatures have ended their lives in amber. Amber has preserved frogs, Anolis lizards, geckos, snake skins, bird feathers, mammals’ hair and bones, and a lot of plant material. The majority of inclusions in amber are flies, but there are also ants, beetles, moths, spiders, centipedes, termites, gnats, bees, cockroaches, grasshoppers, and fleas. The Baltic amber from Estonia, however, will only have one inclusion per thousand pieces. It was pretty exciting to find what scientists think is a theropod dinosaur feather.
The Jurassic Park movie franchise reanimates dinosaurs using DNA trapped in amber, but scientists haven’t been able to get functioning DNA from insects trapped in amber, though they’re still trying. Reports from the early 1990s about 120-million-year-old insect DNA have been thoroughly debunked. DNA has a half-life of 521 years. It means that after 521 years, half the bonds between nucleotides in a DNA sample will be gone; after another 521 years, only half the bonds will still be there.
Amber’s ability to trap and preserve insects and animals has helped palaeontologists reconstruct life on earth in its early origins, and more than 1000 extinct insect species have been found because of it.
Ancient Egyptians loved amber. Amber and other resin products have been found in tombs dating back to 3200 BCE. There are some scholars who believe that these resins were meant to represent the “tears of Ra.” Whatever the meaning, some of this amber originated on the Baltic Coast, more than 1500 miles away.
Amber has a lot of folklore around its “powers.” Amber was used as a remedy against gout, rheumatism, sore throats, toothaches, and stomach aches before modern medicine. Modern parents still buy their kids Baltic amber necklaces to prevent teething pain. A little bit of research suggests succinic acid, which is found in Baltic amber, may help relieve pain.
The use of amber for jewellery and decorations dates back to 11,000 BCE. It’s been found at archaeological sites in England. As early as 250 BCE, varnish was made from it, and incense was made from amber powder.
Amber’s most popular colours are yellow to orange, but it’s been catalogued in more than 300 colours, leaning toward green or blue due to plant material.
In the 1930s, Bakelite made it possible to create fake, but realistic-looking, amber. To check if it’s real, scrape it with a knife. False amber flakes, real amber is powdery. Amber should also float in salt water, and it will warm up quickly in your hand.