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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.

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.

Amber contains “succinic acid”, a natural analgesic and healing agent. 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 for a variety of ailments from teething pain (children) to arthritis, mental clarity and healthy living (adults)

When a baby wears an amber teething necklace (amber teething bracelet/amber teething anklet) made of 100% Baltic amber, the body heat of the baby triggers the release of healing oil (Succinic Acid) into the bloodstream. Succinic Acid is thought to be responsible for most teething benefits that are provided by amber jewelry. The anti-inflammatory properties soothe red inflamed cheeks and gums and the amber’s calming properties will help calm and soothe a baby without resorting to drugs.

Yes – the release of the Succinic Acid stimulates the thyroid glands to reduce dribbling

The effects from the amber jewelry can begin working within hours. However as each child 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.

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.

We recommend that the baby only wear the amber jewelry when supervised.

The traditional beaded amber necklaces from the Baltic region are a less intrusive remedy for the pain and side effects of teething. A natural analgesic, amber will help calm a baby without resorting to drugs.
*Recent scientific research has also proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human organism. It strengthens the body, improves immunity, the course of energy-related processes and the balance of acids.

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:

  • 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.
  • You should be able to insert two to three fingers between the necklace and your child’s neck.
  • 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:
11 inches (28cm), 12.5 inches (32cm), 14 inches (36cm)

Baltic Amber Children's Bracelets / Anklets:
The Baltic amber bracelet & anklet come in the following size: 5.5 inches (14cm)

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)

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

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.

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

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.

We recommend that all amber jewelry is used under supervision. Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not for chewing! Amber necklaces are only to be worn as amber necklaces. Using them as a bracelet doubled up or anklet will void all warranties. This can fracture the beads. Amber will crack and break under too much pressure and could cause a choking hazard.

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

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.

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).

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.

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.

Powell’s Owls is a small USA owned business which opened its doors in 2015. 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!

Yes, we have been certified with over 2000 genuine reviews on all of our amber jewelry ranges on Amazon. We also have in excess of 1000 reviews on our website. We have been selling 100% certified Baltic amber jewelry since 2015 and are recognized for our quality and customer service

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 comply with all quality standards. We will replace damaged/defective merchandise any time after your purchase. All you need to do is send it back to us.

For merchandise that was delivered as expected in new condition, we have a return policy of 30 days. You may return any used or unused product to us, for any reason, within this 30 day window, for a full refund on your original purchase.

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