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. 

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.

How Can Amber Help With Aches and Pains?

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.

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.

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 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 their 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 Jewelry 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.

How Do I Find the Correct Size?

When selecting a size we have 3 main guidelines:

  1. The necklace must be a comfortable length for yourself or your child. We advise using a piece of ribbon or string and loop it carefully around your or your child's neck to see what length fits most comfortably.
  2. If buying the necklace for a child, 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. Amber jewelry is for wearing, not chewing!

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.

Available Sizes 

Baltic Amber Children's Necklaces:

The Baltic amber necklaces come in the following sizes:

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

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Baltic Amber Children's Bracelets or Anklets:

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

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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)

Can Baltic Amber Jewelry Help Adults?

Absolutely! Baltic Amber has been a natural way to help reduce inflammation in the body for centuries. Baltic Amber has been used to help the body speed up the recovery process, boost the immune system, relieve headaches, and more. 

How do I care for my amber jewelry?

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.

To clean your amber jewelry, 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.

 How do I make a return or exchange?

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.

 Should I consult a doctor if I am experiencing health issues or pain?

Absolutely! While amber jewelry can be used to help ease pain related to inflammation, it is not a substitute for medical care or advice. 

Has your jewelry been safety tested? How do I ensure it is safe for my child?

Yes, all of our children's jewelry has undergone safety testing, and is designed to snap if too much pressure is applied. However, we recommend that all amber jewelry is used under supervision.

Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not for chewing!  

  • Parents should always supervise their child when wearing the necklace or bracelet.
  • Do not allow your child to chew the necklace or bracelet.
  • Please remember, 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 jewelry.