Since many people have a lot of questions related to Amber and Teething Necklaces made from this natural resin we decided to answer them in this article. Since we have been selling Amber for many years already we also tried to include some additional information and share our knowledge.
What colors to choose for Amber Teething Necklace?
When choosing a particular Amber necklace it might be worthwhile to pay attention to the color of this gemstones beads. It is always worthwhile to choose lighter colors of Amber – milky, lemon or honey since these are natural colors of Amber. Due to this they are more commonly found naturally and there is less chance that these colors were obtained while using special treatments like high temperature, pressing and etc. Other than these mentioned colors green is also quite commonly found naturally and necklaces with this color beads can be the most effective for a baby who is teething. Even though we mentioned just a few colors of Amber it doesn’t mean that others will not work or work less effectively. But if you want to get the most natural Amber Teething Necklace it is definitely worthwhile to keep this in mind.
Raw vs. Polished Baltic Amber: which one is more effective?
Most resources about Amber and Jewelry made from this gemstone suggest that raw Amber might have more potential health benefits and it can be more effective for teething babies. The main idea behind this theory is that raw (unpolished) Amber might contain more Succinic Acid. This type of Amber is untreated as well as unprocessed so it is thought to contain some additional layers of Succinic Acid. Due to this it can be considered as the most effective type of Baltic Amber and preferred by those who want to wear the most natural and health beneficial jewelry. Users who want more vibrant and shining Amber colors tend to choose Polished Amber necklaces and bracelets. Polished Amber also contains Succinic Acid in similar amounts although it is not that natural.
Can they be worn when a child is sleeping & unattended?
When making Amber Teething necklaces, bracelets or anklets we always try to ensure that that jewelry would be safe to wear for babies & children as much as possible. The first safety precaution we do is make accessories that would only have Amber Beads knotted from both sides. This particular precaution helps to ensure that in an accident that Amber Necklace & Bracelet would break there would be only one bead away from the jewelry and reachable to a baby. The second safety measure we use is make Amber necklaces and bracelets only with Polyester 100% string / cord. This particular cord tends to be very strong so it would be almost impossible even for an adult to break it. It also worthwhile to mention that we use two different types of clasps when making Amber Teething Necklaces. POP clasps are usually more preferred in Europe and Screw type of clasps in other countries like USA and Australia. The main benefit of POP clasp is that jewelry with this type of clasp will undo once sufficient pressure is applied. This type of feature is very useful if a child gets caught on something. The main advantage of Screw type clasp is that jewelry will not fall easily and a children will not be able to take off necklace or bracelet on their own with this type of clasp. So both types of these mentioned clasps have positive and negative features and can be preferred by separate users.
So to conclude this it can be said that most Amber Teething Necklaces are made to ensure the highest possible safety for a child. Despite that it is important to treat these necklaces & bracelets as any jewelry to minimize risk of any accidents. Since children at young age tend to move quite a lot it is best to remove all jewelry and similar accessories while they are unattended or sleeping.
Why Prices of Amber Baby Necklaces differ?
In most cases prices of Amber Teething Necklaces depend on Amber Beads shape & color, necklace weight and some other factors. When it comes to shape of Amber Beads usually the rounder they are the more expensive they are too. This is mainly because it is more difficult and time consuming to make Amber Beads that would be perfectly round. Color of Baltic Amber beads might also have an influence on price of necklace or bracelet. Usually Milky color (or Butterscotch otherwise) jewelry tends to be more expensive since it is more difficult to find Amber stones in this color naturally. As with any gemstone weight of a jewelry will have a high influence on the price since more Amber is needed to make them. When price of Amber Teething Necklace is significantly lower when compared to other sellers it might be also worthwhile to check if this seller has Amber Authenticity certificates. Since Baltic Amber is quite expensive there are also quite a lot of limitations of this natural gemstone. So before buying Amber Teething Necklace or other Jewelry it might be worthwhile to do some investigation first.