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Some Facts About Amber Jewelry

Some Facts About Amber Jewelry

Like the lands from which it was birthed, Amber Jewelry has an intense history from initial discovery in the Baltic region to gracing priceless artifacts and members of royalty to healing properties that defy science even today. There is so much to learn, to know, and to inspire that volumes cannot convey the beauty, the mystery, the ultimate uniqueness that is Amber. Artisans, jewelers, kings and princesses have fallen in love with this magical stone and produced incredible works of art dedicated to its mystery and unparalleled natural beauty.

To understand why Baltic Amber is so precious, you first need to understand that Amber isn’t just the centerpiece of an elegant necklace or bracelet. Amber is the most precious natural material any artist can work with or wearer can enjoy. Because natural Amber is alive – not metal or mineral. Amber’s composition is such that it has no equal, no competitor. And it never has.

At one time many centuries ago, Baltic Amber was not always in the limelight. Unlike glittering diamonds or similar gems, Amber’s more subtle, natural beauty was not the first choice for jewelry statements. Yet it was not unusual for Amber to be considered a very highly prized gift for royal families. While the distinctly unique properties of Amber were yet to be fully appreciated to certain audiences, Amber retained its place in an ever evolving world of speculation because its unique medicinal properties were deeply anchored in society throughout the ages. For example, Amber in the form of ground powder was highly regarded for curative purposes.

Amber Jewelry is without comparison for more than its naturalness. Amber is actually resin containing a very rare substance known as Succinic Acid, a substance that is also found in our own immune system and is considered the core element of therapeutic treatment. Since ancient times Baltic Amber has been used in making Amber Healing Jewelry. When heated, Amber becomes soft and pliant and exudes a wonderful fragrance of pine indigenous to the Conifer trees of ancient times. In this state, it hails to the natural forests that existed over 50 million years ago from which Amber was actually formed.

Because Amber is soft and malleable, artists and artisans can create unique esthetically pleasing shapes. The variety of colors and regal Shades Of Amber, whether opaque or clear, lay the foundation of opportunity for spectacular designs to complement any fashion statement or to be the center of attention. With techniques that include thorough and repetitive polishing and precise cutting, true Amber Artisans continue to provide Masterpieces In Amber that will always stand the test of time.

There are also Baltic Amber Imitations on the market so it is important to ensure you’re your purchase is genuine. In order to test authenticity, you can carefully heat a needle and touch it to the Amber. Genuine Amber will react to the heat by producing a fragrant odor like natural pine. Anything other than pine and chances are the substance is plastic. Or you can rub a piece of cloth over the surface of the Amber and the same pine fragrance should now be on the cloth. While Amber will not melt, it will burn and produce the ancient pine scent. Another way to test is to put Amber in a bowl adding 1 part salt to 2 parts water. Genuine Amber will always float on the top whereas plastic or “copal”- a common fake amber - will sink.

As with any fine jewelry, Amber will maintain its value in the coming decades. To Protect Amber Jewelry, you should gently clean each piece with warm water and a soft cloth. Never use any form of detergent, soap, or cleanser as that can harm your Amber by attacking the resin. Again, protect your Amber from extreme elements such as very hot or very cold temperatures as this can also cause damage or deterioration. When you’re not wearing your Amber Jewelry, always be sure to wrap each piece in a soft cloth for protection before safe storage.

Whether you’re a believer in the incredible natural healing power of genuine Amber or an admirer of the odyssey that Amber has made over millions of years, there is no denying that Amber is unique and indeed very special. And every time you wear your Amber Jewelry, you can be inspired by the magic – and mystery – that has given Baltic Amber a reputation and a reverence that no other gem has ever known.

Sincerely

Amber Artisans

E-mail svajunas@amberartisans.com

  • I'm thankful that I was home today when the USPS carrier rang my door bell and asked for the required signature confirming successful package delivery. The parcel arrived in perfect condition; I thought the bow wrapped inner box was a lovely touch! The cognac Amber Bracelets and matching Amber Necklaces are beautiful and because we're having a sunny day here in Austin, Texas, I've placed all of the Amber Jewelry outside to absorb some of this marvelous sunshine; I've heard that amber is sometimes called the Tears of the Sun. Also, I find it interesting that people* who can see the human auric field, say that it's one of only a few substances that strengthens and makes brighter the subtle energy body. The 3 bonus gifts: multicolored amber ring, cognac heart pendant, raw amber. Are very much appreciated!

    D. P. Austin, TX

  • Your account records can verify that I'm am a repeat client from the USA and have always been pleased with the quality of your jewelry products and customer service. The amber barrel-clasps on the necklaces have never broken or failed and are easy to fasten by using feel of touch alone, which is a big plus for the very elderly; while the strands of individually knotted, pebble-like, beads of polished Amber that compose the necklaces, have held firm and remained shiny and beautiful throughout years of continuous wear and are making many of my close friends very happy.

    Anonymous

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    M. H.- Indianapolis, IN

  • I just got my sons Amber Teething Neckace today and it is beautiful! I will be recommending your business to all of my friends because not only is the quality of the product great, your communication was excellent. thanks again!

    K.O.- LAS VEGAS, NV

  • I had done weeks of extensive research, and ended up ordering a total of 6 items over three separate orders. This is a family owned company with excellent customer service and workmanship. Over the 3 month period I was ordering Amber Jewelry, they continually updated their website to be more extensive and user friendly. They are flexible and communicate promptly and professionally. They also want you to know that your Baltic Amber Jewelery is authentic, so they send extra beads and explain how to test them for authenticity. They also provide extensive information about the history and uses for their product. I have truly enjoyed doing business w/them as well. They guarantee your satisfaction and accept returns and exchanges. I wish there were more small, artisan-type stores like this. I definitely recommend them for quality, customer service and overall value.

    B. P. - Pensacola, FL

  • I received my Amber Necklaces in about 10 working days, coming all the way from Lithuania! It's hard to get US merchandise that quick. The experience with this company was fantastic. Everything they said about their product is true. I love the necklaces...they are beautiful Amber and of great quality. I received confirmation on purchase and shipping right away and was not concerned with credit card info since they use paypal. All in all this is a great company and I will purchase from them again and again.

    J.O. - Toronto, Canada

  • Dear Svajunas and Amber Artisans, We received our Mom and Baby Necklace set and absolutely love them! They are gorgeous and exactly what I wanted, not to mention the fact that they have helped with teething and neck aches. I have recommended your company to all my friends--thank you so very much!

    A.R. Tarentum PA

  • I had a slightly custom request with my purchase for Mens Beaded Bracelet and they more than graciously accomodated 100%. My order came, and was perfect and absolutely gorgeous. It is clear that they took care to not only make a quality product but to also make it a personal work of art. They should be proud. I will be doing business with Amber Artisans again soon! Thank you very much!

    Anonymous

  • Very personable, excellent craftsmanship, I will absolutely return to Amber Artisans.

    P.G. Northridge CA

  • The rep at "Amber Artisans" responded to my email very quickly. And I received the Amber Necklaces shortly thereafter.I knew I was ordering from a company overseas and that was my main concern that the company was legitimate.So receiving an email that quickly was comforting.Thank you.

    M.D. Paradise CA

  • I am very pleased with our new Amber Necklaces. The craftsmanship is exceptional! The necklaces are beautiful and I feel safe with the attention to detail in the design. The clasp is easy to use and the individual stringing is peace of mind for my baby's necklace. She was cutting her two top teeth and miserable. I am not sure of the effects as of yet, since it is day two. It does take some time to recieve them as they are coming from Lithuania., so be patient.Thank you!

    E.P.- Glendale, CA

  • Amber Artisans has the highest quality Baltic Amber out there. I highly recommend them. I purchased Amber from another store and was not satisfied. Amber Artisans has the nicest and best priced amber. Their quality far exceeds others and the customer service is excellent, thank you Amber Artisans for truly believing in your product and putting so much love and effort into it!

    E.P.- Glendale, CA

  • This is my second order for Baltic Amber Necklaces, I gave mine away because my sister loved it. Your quality and authenticity is the best there is out there for Amber. My daughter wears her Amber Necklace every day and loves it. Thank you so much for providing such a rare, beautiful and healing necklace for us. As I mentioned to you in my email, my vitiligo is healing after wearing the Moms healing necklace for 2 weeks, it is a miracle!!! Thank you.

    M.C. Reno, NV

  • Beautiful Mens Beaded Bracelet, fast shipping considering the great distant. Thank you!

    E.K. - British Columbia, Canada

  • "Thank you so very much for the way you handled our order for Mother and Baby Amber Teething Necklaces. I wanted to let you know how truly thrilled I am about their quality! I was naturally a little worried, ordering it online, without feeling or touching it first.....but I am so completely impressed! I believe you have truly set the bar very high for having a "quality experience” with purchasing such an important item on the Internet. I am wearing mine everywhere and my little bundle of joy is wearing his.”

    K.S. - Seattle, WA

  • "I just have to write to tell you how absolutely fabulous my new Amber Bracelet is. I’m getting so many compliments that I want to wear it all the time!” I’m definitely spreading the news about amberartisans. You’ll definitely hear from again!”

    J.P.- Grover Beach, CA

  • "Just wanted to let you know the Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces we received were exactly what we were hoping for. The baby has been actually sleeping through the night and the teething pain has miraculously stopped. We will not hesitate to recommend your company to our friends."

    V.G. - Destin, FL

  • "WOW!!! The Amber Bracelets looked great online, but in person they are superb! My yellow butterscotch cuff really stands out and I don't mind the attention! Thanks for your efforts in shipping so fast."

    Anonymous