We receive many questions from our customers relating to all aspects of amber jewelry. We hope you are able to find the answers you are looking for! If not please go ahead and contact us directly. One of the great Powell’s Owls customer service representatives will answer your question within 24 hours.

Amber Facts:

What Is Amber?

Amber is fossilized tree resin from ancient forests. Amber is not produced from tree sap, but rather from plant resin. The hardening process of Amber is known as polymerization, which fossilizes the resin over many centuries and makes it hard and sturdy.

Where Does Amber Come From?

The Baltic region is home to the largest known deposit of amber, called Baltic amber or succinite. It dates from 44 million years ago (during the Eocene epoch). It has been estimated that these forests created more than 100,000 tons of amber. At Powell’s Owls we source all our amber from Lithuania to ensure it is 100% real and genuine.

How Can Amber Jewelry Help Me?

Amber contains succinic acid, a natural analgesic and healing agent. According to traditional medicine, when the amber jewelry is warmed against the body, the succinic acid will be absorbed through the skin helping with pain relief. Used for centuries, Baltic Amber has been used to ease a variety of ailments by those looking for natural pain relief.

Amber Jewelry:

Do You Recommend Amber Jewelry for Teething?

Amber jewelry can be used as a holistic, natural remedy for teething and other ailments. The anti-inflammatory properties of Baltic Amber are thought to soothe red inflamed cheeks and gums without using teething medications.

Can The Amber Help With Dribbling?

Yes – the release of the succinic acid is known in holistic health to stimulate the thyroid glands to reduce dribbling.

How Long Does It Take For The Amber To Work?

The effects from the amber jewelry can begin working within hours. However as each person is different it can take up to 1-2 weeks for others. In addition, the bigger the body and the extent of the problem, the longer it can take to see a difference. Just like taking a food supplement, you will not feel an immediate effect. Typically we ask our customers to commit to wearing it for 3 to 4 weeks.

Can My Baby Chew On The Necklace?

No – Amber jewelry is not to be chewed or eaten. We offer a wide range of sizes to ensure that the baby cannot get the necklace into his/her mouth.

Can My Baby Wear The Necklace To Bed?

We recommend that the baby only wear the amber jewelry when supervised, and that amber jewelry is removed when sleeping.

Amber Teething Necklace vs Medication/Ointments

The traditional beaded amber necklaces from the Baltic region are a less intrusive remedy for the pain and side effects of teething than medications and ointments. Amber is known as a natural analgesic, amber can help soothe pain without resorting to drugs.

What Sizes Are The Necklaces?

Powell’s Owls Teething Necklace Size Chart

At Powell’s Owls, one of the most common question we get on a daily basis is related to sizing of our baby and adult necklaces, bracelets and anklets. When selecting a size we have 3 main rules:

  1. The necklace must be a comfortable length for your child. We advise using a piece of ribbon or string and loop it carefully around your infant's neck to see what length fits most comfortably.
  2. You should be able to insert two to three fingers between the necklace and your child’s neck.
  3. The necklace should NOT be long enough for your child to bring it to his/her mouth since the amber is not meant to be chewed on!

Please Contact Us if you are not sure what to order. We are happy to discuss what is best for you and answer any questions you may have.

Baltic Amber Children's Necklaces:

The Baltic amber necklaces come in the following sizes:

11 inches (28cm), 12.5 inches (32cm), 14 inches (36cm)

Click on the iruler to assist with child sizing http://iruler.net/

Baltic Amber Children's Bracelets / Anklets:

The Baltic amber bracelet & anklet come in the following size: 5.5 inches (14cm)

Click on the iruler to assist with child sizing http://iruler.net/

Baltic Amber Adult Necklaces:

The adult amber necklaces come in the following size: 18 inches (46cm)

Baltic Amber Adult Bracelet:

Adult amber bracelets come in the following size: 7.5 inches (19cm)

What Are The Different Colors Of Amber?

It is interesting to note that Amber comes in more than 300 different shades! At Powell’s Owls we offer a large variety of Amber colors varying from lighter shades of amber (raw honey) to darker shades (cherry). View our entire selection of colors and designs directly through our website.

How Long Will My Amber Teething Necklaces Last?

Amber is good for roughly 2 years, depending on how it is cared for. It can become brittle and faded over time, especially if exposed to soaps and creams, perfumes, chlorine or heat.

Can Powell’s Owls Amber Jewelry Be Worn For Both Boys And Girls?

Of course! The Powell’s Owls Baltic amber collection has been created for everyone. Our jewelry not only works but looks fantastic!

Does Amber Jewelry Work For Adults?

Absolutely! Baltic amber can help other conditions too including:
• Helps the body heal itself therefore speeding up the recovery process
• Boosts the immune system in assisting healing with ear, throat, stomach and respiratory infections.
• Relieves headaches, sore neck, sore throat and chest congestion.
• Anti-anxiety remedy that gets rid of fatigue and weariness, improves self-confidence.

Safety Information:

Is Amber Jewelry Safe For My Child?

We recommend that all amber jewelry is used under supervision. Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not for chewing!  

We recommend the following:
• Parents should always supervise their child when wearing the necklace or bracelet
• Remove the necklace or bracelet when their child is asleep or unattended. If you want you could put a bracelet on your child or wind the necklace around their ankle and safely cover with clothing.
• Do not allow child to chew the necklace or bracelet

• Amber is not a toy

• Check the amber jewelry regularly to ensure the threads and beads are secure and strong. If there is any damage, please discontinue use and dispose of the item.

Please note that the effects of succinic acid have not been evaluated by the FDA. Any use of amber jewelry for pain relief should be treated as a holistic remedy. Advice found on PowellsOwls.com or related social media platforms or literature is not a replacement for advice by a medical professional.

Have Powell’s Owls Amber Products Been Certified In The USA?

Your baby deserves the best. Handcrafted from all natural, authentic Baltic Amber. Each necklace is beautifully polished to perfection by a 100% chemical-free process. Our jewelry is verified authentic by the Gemological Institute of America, the world’s leading authority in gemology.

Looking After Your Amber Jewelry:

Real vs Fake Amber?

There are many tests that can be performed to determine if the amber is natural or man-made. At Powell’s Owls all of our amber is 100% certified and real! If you want to test your amber we recommend the “flotation test” To test your necklace, mix together a solution of 1 part salt to 2 parts water and place the piece of amber in this mixture. If it floats, it is true Baltic amber. If it sinks it is man-made. (some natural copals will also sink and you would need to make more scientific tests to make a determination).

Cleaning Amber:

To clean your Amber Teething Necklace, use a soft cloth dampened with clean lukewarm water (no chlorine, detergents). You should dry your Amber very carefully, lightly polish and remove any excess oil.

Can Amber Jewelry Be Worn In The Bath?

Amber can be worn in the bath however frequent wetting and drying can weaken the thread on the jewelry. Avoid wearing your necklace in the pool or hot tubs where chemicals are harmful to the amber. If the necklace needs to be washed, use warm water only, no soap.

About Powell’s Owls:

What Is Powell’s Owls All About?

Powell’s Owls is a small USA owned business which opened its doors in 2014. Sourced from the Baltic region and lab tested in the USA, the company’s amber teething necklace, amber teething bracelet and amber teething anklet have been sold worldwide. What we love most about Baltic amber is that it offers a natural, drug-free alternative to the relief of teething pain in children and a variety of positive influence on the human body for adults. Our team is passionate about providing each customer with an amazing product and awesome customer service!

What Kind Of Guarantees Do You Provide?

Each amber product that we offer has been sourced through the highest quality Baltic amber suppliers throughout Lithuania. Each piece of jewelry is made from natural Baltic amber and complies with all quality standards. If you are not satisfied within 30 days, all you need to do is send it back to us and we will offer a full refund.