Baltic Amber

A Brief History of Baltic Amber

Baltic amber is a type of fossilized tree resin that is found in the coastal regions of the Baltic Sea, specifically in the countries of Lithuania, Poland, and Russia. It has been prized for centuries for its beauty, versatility, and natural healing properties.

The history of Baltic amber dates back to ancient times, with evidence of its use dating back to the Neolithic period (around 4000 BC). It was highly valued by the ancient Greeks and Romans, who used it to make jewelry and amulets, and it was also believed to have medicinal properties. In the Middle Ages, Baltic amber was a popular trade item, with merchants traveling from all over Europe to the Baltic region to obtain it.

One of the unique characteristics of Baltic amber is that it contains a high concentration of succinic acid, a naturally occurring compound that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic (pain-relieving) properties. In fact, Baltic amber has been used for centuries as a natural remedy for a variety of ailments, including arthritis, sore throat, and teething pain in infants. It is also believed to have immune-boosting and stress-reducing properties.

Today, Baltic amber is still highly sought after for its beauty and healing properties. It is used to make a wide range of products, including jewelry, beads, figurines, and decorative objects. It is also used in the production of essential oils and other natural remedies.

Baltic amber is a beautiful and versatile material that has a rich history and a variety of benefits. It is prized for its unique appearance and healing properties, and it continues to be a popular choice for jewelry and other decorative items.

At Powell's Owls we take pride in selling the highest quality, all-natural, handmade Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets for both adults and children. Contact us for more information on our GIA-certified 100% genuine Baltic amber!

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