It’s no secret that healing crystals and stones possess powerful abilities. There’s a crystal for almost everything, from aiding sleep to anxiety relief. Many people are drawn to crystals for their beauty, and amber does not disappoint. Amber is an extremely versatile gem, providing both healing abilities and aesthetic pleasure.
What is Baltic Amber?
Though commonly referred to as a crystal or stone, amber is actually a type of fossil. Baltic amber is a type of fossilized tree resin that comes from pine tree varieties worldwide. The resin, a sticky substance that flows just under the bark of a tree, is believed to naturally protect trees from threats like storms, invasive bugs, and diseases that may cause tree death.
Many years ago (we’re talking millions!), the resin fell to forest floors and, in a process called fossilization, became buried and compressed, eventually creating the amber we know and love today. The natural Baltic amber used in jewelry is most often found in the Baltic region of northern Europe.Tif
3 Ways to use Baltic Amber:
- Home Décor
- Jewelry Making
Why Wear Baltic Amber Jewelry?
Baltic amber necklaces are among the most popular pieces in the world of natural jewelry-making. Baltic amber jewelry is highly coveted by artists around the globe for its varying hues and finishes, making it a versatile stone for many different types of jewelry. In addition, Baltic amber necklaces, rings, and bracelets are valued for their powerful healing properties, most notably pain and inflammation relief.
So next time your significant other teases you about spending more money on accessories, remind them of all the benefits of this beautiful gem. After all, you’re just trying to keep yourself healthy!
What Does Baltic Amber Jewelry Do?
Baltic amber is different from other crystals in that its properties are activated through heat, which originally made people start wearing Baltic amber jewelry in very early history. The heat from one’s body releases succinic acid, a natural but powerful antioxidant that encourages cell turnover and is a natural pain reliever, anti-inflammatory, and powerful sleep aid.
The succinic acid is what makes Baltic amber necklaces and bracelets so popular. Almost no work is required to reap the benefits, and they are stunning accessories all at the same time!
3 Popular Reasons People Wear Baltic Amber Jewelry:
- Pain/teething relief for babies
- Arthritis relief
Baltic Amber Jewelry for Skincare
The succinic acid is a powerful ingredient included in many types of skincare, recently gaining more popularity for acne control and anti-aging. This acid encourages cell growth and turnover, meaning your skin heals from acne faster and produces fresh new cells quicker, leading to better skin clarity, texture, and elasticity.
An easy way to incorporate Baltic amber jewelry into your skincare routine is to wear it close to your face. A Baltic Amber Necklace or a dainty pair of Sparkling Green Amber Earrings ensures that the healing stone is close to your face, encouraging absorption and distribution across the face.
Baltic Amber Necklaces for Babies
New and veteran moms alike can agree on one thing: teething is hard. One day your sweet baby wakes up feverish with swollen gums and a bad attitude. Fortunately, amber works almost like an Ibuprofen for babies - providing anti-inflammatory properties and pain relief.
Some easy ways to give baby access to these powerful stones is to have them wear an amber necklace against their skin (only while supervised – beaded necklaces are a choking hazard for babies) or for you to wear a large, unobscured amber necklace for baby to touch and play with. As a bonus, this Baltic amber necklace also contains malachite, known for decreasing anxiety and drawing negative energies out of the body. Everyone loves a multifunctional piece that benefits baby and parent!
Arthritis Relief with Baltic Amber Jewelry
Aging is a beautiful thing. Celebrating the circle of life is wonderful, but it can often come with some side effects that aren’t so desirable. One of those pesky aspects of aging that’s almost unavoidable is arthritis. Unfortunately, most people will experience some form of arthritis as they age. And with the rampant use of computers and smartphones, hands and wrists are often targets for inflammation and pain.
Baltic amber jewelry and even whole stones can help battle this! A large Cherry Amber Ring is a statement piece and an opportunity to give your hands the gift of that anti-inflammatory succinic acid. Another great opportunity is using a larger amber stone to aid in massage or even hold in your hands during healing stone meditation.
Beauty vs. Functionality: How Baltic Amber Embodies Both
One of the reasons Baltic amber jewelry is so well-loved is that it can be found in dozens of hues and designs. Ranging from a milky cream color to a deep, rich brown, amber is available in just about any shade imaginable. It is also available in varieties that naturally sparkle, making that amber necklace or ring pop even more.
Additionally, the wide availability of different types of amber makes it versatile to use in different shapes and forms. Finally, Baltic amber is abundant in many parts of the world, making it affordable and accessible. Baltic amber jewelry has a price point for everyone!
Ethical Jewels: Why Amber is a Responsible Choice
As with any gemstone, consumers often wonder if owning Baltic amber jewelry pieces is ethical. Great news - as long as you are purchasing your products from a reputable retailer, the amber sourced for these pieces is not inherently unethical. Amber is a naturally occurring substance, and mining brings both jobs and important economic benefits to countries with large deposits. You can have peace of mind knowing that your jewelry is both beautiful and beneficial to many populations!
A Not-So-Hidden Gem
Healing crystals are definitely worth trying, and Baltic amber is beautiful, affordable, and multifunctional. In addition to jewelry, it is often used in perfumes and in traditional and natural medicines across the world. Starting your amber journey is easy and might be quicker than you think! Wearing an amber necklace or bracelet for just seven days can start to produce results, so wear that jewelry with pride!
Available in timeless, classic pieces or kid-friendly designs like this Dancing Amber Butterfly Necklace, Baltic amber is for all ages and ailments, even if that “ailment” is just wanting gorgeous jewelry to show off!