There are many natural healing properties found organically within the Earth. Baltic amber jewelry is an excellent way to connect with the past while living with the present. These unique pieces should be shown off - say it in style with a necklace, pair of earrings, and many other kinds of Baltic amber jewelry.
You do not have to take a flight to take home these hidden gems. You can represent a prehistoric time while looking pretty in Baltic amber jewelry. These ancient gemstones have some unseen added benefits too.
Consider the beauty and benefits of Baltic amber if you want a unique piece of jewelry or a discreet calming and healing stone to wear. These wearable fossilized resins make excellent gifts - everyone can enjoy these not-so-hidden gems.
The Backstory of Baltic Amber
Baltic amber is the fossilized resin from different trees and plant sources. Researchers suspect that fossilized pine trees were the primary source of Baltic amber.
The Baltic region was home to the largest amber deposits, discovered more than 45 million years ago. The Baltic region refers to present-day countries that border the Baltic Sea. These Northern European countries housed the Baltic forest, which is the source of around 80% of the world’s Baltic amber supply.
These Baltic amber fossil deposits wash up on beaches or are mined from various nearby sedimentary deposits. These processes bring forth years of hidden gemstones, making it possible to create Baltic amber jewelry for you today.
Physical Features of Baltic Amber
There are over one hundred different fossil resins known today, but Baltic amber is distinguishable by its mainly yellow, orange, and brown “honey-like” colors. It differs from other tree resins after polymerization occurs.
These gems vary by these three physical features, which distinguish them from other fossil resins.
How to Identify Baltic Amber:
- Shape - organic and irregular
- Color - from yellow to black, and everything in between
- Degree of transparency - can be clear, cloudy, or appear not transparent at all but foamy
Sometimes insects became trapped in the resin and became fossilized within the Baltic amber gem, allowing them to be discovered many years later. It is one of the most species-rich fossils found for insects to date!
A History of Healing Properties of Baltic Amber
Baltic amber is mesmerizing, but what is arguably more astounding is its healing properties. The natural healing properties of Baltic amber have made it a long sought after gem. Wearing Baltic amber jewelry is said to treat many ailments and help with pain management. There are several reasons why this Baltic Amber might be helpful for some people:
- Anxiety relief
- Teething baby
- Arthritis pain
- Headaches or, migraines
- Unexplained pain
This gemstone provides a natural alternative to healing – why not try it? Consider accessorizing with one of our Baltic Amber Jewelry pieces and feel the calming and healing effects of this precious gem.
Beautiful Baltic Amber Jewelry
Our pretty and prehistoric jewelry pieces will have you shining inside and out. The added benefits to healing Baltic amber jewelry is their stunning color, shape, and shine. These pieces are available in many jewelry styles:
The Baltic amber necklaces and pendants can be paired with either of our Sterling Silver chains, giving you a complete wearable look.
There is so much beauty in Baltic amber, making these jewelry items an excellent gift for someone special. For an elegant statement piece, check out our Rectangular Multi-Color Baltic Amber Sterling Silver Bracelet. With prices as low as $16, you will surely find a unique item at any price point.
These unique and beautiful pieces are handmade and come from your favorite Hawaiian gift shop - Whaler’s Locker. Whether it is Baltic amber or butterfly wings, we carry many specialty items to find the right gift for everyone on your list.
If you are not looking for a gift, treat yourself to any of our unique offerings.
Is Baltic amber a mineral? A mineral has an inorganic, natural makeup with a definite chemical structure. When we think of minerals, we might think of rocks or other hard and grainy solids found naturally on Earth.
Baltic amber occurs organically and does not have the same complex crystal structure that minerals do. Some gems may be minerals, but we cannot categorize all gemstones as such, which is the case with Baltic amber.
It is not rocket science, but geology tells us Baltic amber is not a mineral, and that is no myth. You can learn more about minerals and gemstones here.
More About Minerals
If you are looking for minerals that look beautiful and hold healing and mighty properties, look no further. We carry an assortment of original items that may benefit you internally as well.
The Black Feldspar Palm Stone 2 is composed of rock-forming tectosilicate minerals, which are the same minerals that make up the Earth’s crust. Feldspar is known as the lucky stone and is known for banishing negative energies, bringing peace and calm, and aiding lucid dreaming.
Our Polished Labradorite Stone is another stunning stone that protects against negative and evil energies. Labradorite is a type of feldspar mineral, just like the black palm stone.
We have what you need when it comes to rocks, minerals, or crystals - if you find added healing benefits, that is just a bonus.
A Hidden Gem
Feel confident and bold as you adorn prehistoric plant resin with Baltic amber jewelry. You do not have to travel to feel close to the Baltic Sea - get in touch with a prehistoric past with wearable Baltic amber jewelry.
We carry an entire collection of pendants, rings, and other jewelry pieces.
Admire the diverse selection of shades and colors of Baltic amber jewelry. These jewelry pieces are extra special, with gems containing soothing and healing properties.
At Whaler’s Locker, we pride ourselves on highlighting exciting and exclusive historical items. Want to check out more of our other unique product offerings? Check out our site to see what prehistoric pieces might interest you.