Why Our Baltic Amber?
Note: Under the Therapeutic Goods Act in Australia, claims cannot be made about the potential therapeutic benefits of goods, without these goods being registered and approved. Amber jewellery has not been registered as a therapeutic good and we should not be making representations about the effectiveness of these products in any advertising.
Bambeado use only 100% Balitic Amber...
There are many companies providing similar looking products but these are not always the genuine product. Below are some facts about the product and information to help identify the real from the fake product.
Baltic AmberAmber is fossilised tree resin. Baltic amber (found and mined near the Baltic Sea) has traditionally been used when a baby is teething.
Colours of amberBaltic amber occurs naturally in a variety of colours: white, yellow, brown, black, red, green and blue. The most common are honey-coloured. A small percentage is bone white, due to microscopic gas bubbles.
The clear and translucent amber results from flowing and dripping resin. This kind often shows layers from continuing flow on already dried resin.
The black and dirty brown colours are caused by a mix of resin, soil and plant fragments. The rarest have a tone of green or blue caused by gas or inclusions. If the craftsman keeps part of the natural shape, when sanding the raw amber, the crust or inclusions give a natural variety of multi-coloured tones.
How long has Baltic Amber been around for?Most Amber today is said to be from 30 to 90 million years old.
What is the best way to look after amber?Because amber is soft and can be brittle, it’s important to be careful that it not come in contact with chemicals.
Amber should not be stored with other jewellery where it can rub against other pieces, especially metals.
Be sure to keep perfume, hairspray, and soaps like shampoo and conditioner away from the amber, and never place your jewellery in commercial cleaning solutions.
Remove your amber jewellery when bathing. Also remove when applying sunscreen.
To clean your amber, use a soft flannel cloth or an unused toothbrush dampened with clean lukewarm water.
Dry in the sun or with a clean tissue or towel.