Monday, 4 November 2013

Baltic Amber teething necklaces explained.


What are they? How Do they work? Are they safe?

Amber teething/ children's necklaces, bracelets and anklets are items of jewellery made from small beads of Natural Baltic Amber.

What exactly are Baltic Amber children's Necklaces?

Baltic amber dates from 44+ million years ago. It is fossilised tree resin formed by ancient forests of Pinites succinifer (similar to our modern day Pines) and other trees of the Conifer family that grew in the Baltic region. Tree resin plays an extremely important function in the tree's ability to protect itself and heal. Resins have high antiseptic qualities that prevent decay in the tree and also lower the amount of water lost from the plant's tissues.Reference 
These forests were eventually covered by the ocean, an area which is now known as the Baltic Sea. Raw Baltic amber floats just under the surface level of sea water. It is tossed and turned by the ocean, before collecting near shores around the Baltic region. 

Natural Baltic amber is considered the very finest amber in the world. Wearing amber has been a long held tradition in Europe for generations. It was highly revered among the Celts, ancient Nordic and Scandinavian peoples. 

A beautiful feature of Baltic amber is that it holds the memory of all the millions of years it has seen on earth. Baltic amber dates from around 44+ million years ago. It often contains pockets of air trapped inside that had been on earth all those millions of years ago, as well as inclusions of small partials such as plant matter, leaves and twigs, specks of rock and dirt and if your lucky even prehistoric insects.