The most immediate reaction from people who are new to this incredible phenomenon would be: “Teething necklace? Does the baby chew it?” The answer is absolutely not! An Amber Teething Necklace is made from Genuine Baltic Amber, an organic substance fossil resin that was produced under natural conditions at least 45 million years ago. The unique substance of Amber has anti inflammatory properties which can be absorbed when it is worn against the skin. Hence, teething necklaces which soothe a child naturally when he or she suffers from teething pain.
The actual practice of making amber amulets for children and adults is ancient history. Traditionally, amulets were carved into various shapes and were worn to ward off evil spirits – or just plain bad luck. It’s also a very strong possibility that because these amulets also reduced inflammation and discomfort for their wearers, they are still worn in places like Europe and the Far East.
Why does genuine Baltic Amber act as an anti-inflammatory? Scientists have concluded that amber’s primary element, Succinic Acid, is the key. Small amounts of this acid, also known as “essence of amber,” are passed on to people who wear amber jewelry against their skin. When it comes to amber teething necklaces, amber artisans carefully string together multiple beads of amber to further enhance the anti-inflammatory effect on teething pain. The Fossilized Resin warms to a comfortable temperature against the child’s skin allowing the amber to do its magic with ease.
So back to my point in the beginning of this article: amber teething jewelry is made for wearing not chewing. As with anything else, children should be supervised at all times when wearing jewelry and it has to be removed whenever a child is sleeping or unattended! We recognize that it is a possibility for the necklace to break…and it will if necessary. That is why each of our amber healing necklaces and bracelets is knotted by hand in between each and every bead so if it does break, the rest of the beads will not scatter. Our amber jewelry, including our teething necklaces, is created with a Screw Clasp that opens and closes easily.
Like any other jewelry, amber teething necklaces will need to be cleaned periodically. Unlike most jewelry, caring for amber is relatively easy…soap and water or even toothpaste will do the job because Amber is purely natural. It’s also important to dry your Amber carefully each time it is cleaned. Should a necklace be broken or the string becomes frayed, you should always take it to a professional jeweler and advise them that the necklace is worn by a child and has to be restrung with that as the primary focus. You want to take all the necessary precautions to keep your amber teething necklace whole and less likely to break. Learn more about Amber Teething Necklaces.