Baltic Amber Necklaces with screw clasp. Infant lengths are 10-11 inches. This length can also be used as an adult bracelet or anklet. Add an extender to allow the necklace to grow with your infant into a todder/child.
A chart-topper in Nesting's Top 20 most popular list. See the rest of the list here.
Amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin that has been fossilized for millions of years. When worn against the skin, the skins' warmth releases healing oils from the amber, providing anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. For hundreds of years, Baltic Amber has been used as a traditional European remedy for many ailments. Most commonly known to help infants with teething and oral pain, it is also used to help boost the immune system, to alleviate drooling associated with teething, to reduce inflammation throughout the entire body, and to restore energy and focus.
Our genuine Baltic Amber come from amber mines near the Baltic Sea. Necklaces, bracelets and anklets are 100% natural, handmade, and of the highest quality available. Because amber is a naturally-occuring material, each bead and each piece of jewelry will have slight variations. They are all a beautiful and unique piece of history; no item will be exactly alike.
Hazelwood beads are made from the branches of a hazelwood tree. Hazelwood neutralizes the body's acidity. It is an ancient remedy first used by indigenous people. It has been used to relieve or prevent ailments such as acid reflux, skin issues (such as eczema), and constipation.
LIFE SPAN OF A HAZELWOOD BRACELET
Don't be alarmed if/when the bark comes off the hazelwood beads - the wood beads will change over time. Hazelwood usually lasts from 6 months to 1 year depending on the individual. Watch for return of symptoms or darkening of the ends of the beads.
What does African Turquoise help with?
Turquoise is considered a stone that promotes peace and balance and is recommended for lung, throat, and asthma issues. It is also said to fight high cholesterol and sugar excess.
African Turquoise is the “Stone of Evolution.” It encourages growth and development to foster positive change from within. It opens the mind to new ideas and endless possibilities. African Turquoise is a stone that inspires structure and balance to awaken one to their intended purpose. It pushes one to use the knowledge they already possess, while also enlightening one to the wisdom of others to help one become a better person for all of humanity's benefit. African Turquoise is believed to help ease mood swings, encourage acceptance and soothe feelings of emotional aggravation resulting in a more optimistic attitude towards life.
Aromatherapy: Lava Rock is a naturally porous stone perfect for diffusing essential oils.
Pain Relief: Traditionally, Europeans have used Baltic amber for headaches/migraines, joint pain, arthritis, dental issues, carpal tunnel syndrome, menstrual pain, and more.
Anti-Inflammatory: Baltic Amber contains a substance called succinic acid. Historically, it is believed that when Baltic Amber is worn against the skin, the body's warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber, which contain succinic acid. Succinic acid is a natural anti-inflammatory & analgesic.
Stress Relief: Ancient Chinese used amber to calm the spirit.
See the FAQ section for additional information.
Infant Baltic Amber Necklaces w/ Hazelwood and Semi Precious Stones
What is Baltic Amber?
Baltic Amber is a fossilized tree resin and comes in a variety of shapes and colors. Some experts claim one color is better than the other. Nesting has not been able to find concrete studies to prove this to be true. The color of the Baltic Amber beads, the shape or whether the beads are polished or not have no bearing on how the Baltic Amber necklaces and bracelets work. Amber contains succinic acid, a natural anti-inflammatory, analgesic healing agent. Amber will warm against your body and the succinic acid will be absorbed through your skin to help with pain relief.
What ailments does Baltic Amber help with?
Used for centuries, Baltic Amber has been used for a variety of ailments from teething pain to arthritis. Scientific research has shown that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human body. It improves immunity and the balance of acids when absorbed into the bloodstream; it stimulates the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling and soothe inflamed areas. Amber's anti-inflammatory and therapeutic properties are recognized by allopathic medicine as a natural analgesic (pain reliever), which can help to relieve many painful conditions in babies and toddlers, teenagers, adults and seniors.
- Soothing and calming effect on teething babies and toddlers
- Reputed to boost the immune system
- Reduces inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach infections and respiratory disease
- Accelerates the healing of wounds
- Aids in constipation, gas and colic
- Eases acid reflux and heartburn
- Heals eczema and acne
- Sooths menstrual cramps and growing pains
- Reduces pain associated with headaches, migraines, Sciatica, arthritis, Carpal Tunnel, joint pain, etc.
- Decreases drool and spit-up
Can my baby chew on the necklace?
No. Necklaces are not to be chewed on, the amber and other stones releases microscopic amounts of oil, as it warms with the body's natural temperature, which are absorbed into the skin and bloodstream. Baltic amber contains succinic acid (anti-fever, anti-inflammatory), the compound that gives Baltic Amber teething necklaces the therapeutic quality. **FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3*** Necklaces should be removed during naps and when unsupervised.
Baltic amber is an organic substance, a “fossil resin” produced by pine trees which grew in Northern Europe. By having the baby wear the necklace everyday it helps reduce the common symptoms related to teething such as: red cheeks, fever, swollen gums, and diaper rash.
How do I select the right size?
The baby necklaces come in two sizes: small (11-11.5 inches) and medium (12-12.5 inches). When selecting an appropriate size, ensure that the necklace isn't too tight to cause discomfort. In addition, it should not be so loose that the child can lift it up into his/her mouth or be able to fit their fist through it.
Nesting recommends trying the necklace on your baby in the store during the time of purchase. However if you are purchasing online, you can use a piece of yarn to determine the appropriate length of necklace (either 11.5 inches or 12.5 inches). We typically size down for in-between sized babies.
The tween/teen necklaces come in one size: 15 inches.
The adult necklaces come in two sizes: 18 inches and 21 inches
*A GREAT IDEA: you can also double wrap necklaces around your wrists and ankles which is especially helpful for carpel tunnel in the wrists, ankle and foot pain, knee pain, etc. Just use a string to help decide the perfect length.
Can my baby wear the necklace to bed?
To get the most therapeutic value from the necklace, the baby should wear it as much as possible during the day. It is not recommended that the baby wear it to bed, or while unsupervised.
What are the safety features of this necklace?
With each Amber necklace, each bead is individually knotted on the string. This ensures that if the baby were to break the necklace, they would only be able to free one bead.
The plastic clasp at the back is free from all metals and allergens and is also held together by knots. This ensures if there were enough pressure placed on the necklace, the clasp would break open.
How do I care for the Amber necklace?
You will want to keep the Amber from lotions, polishes, waxes and other residues that might coat the surface of the stones creating a barrier from the healing succinic acid.
How to clean them?
Just use hot water and cloth to wipe the beads if needed. Can they get wet? Yes, they can but we prefer to keep them chemical free as the chemicals may interfere with the effectiveness. This often means removing during bath and pool.
Can it be worn in the bath?
Absolutely! The water will help the amber warm which will increase absorbency, increasing effectiveness.
However, please do not wear it 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.
How long does the Baltic Amber last?
Simply put, your amber will last many lifetimes. No need to worry about your necklace "running out" of juice.
Is there actual food in the necklace?
No, the colors of the necklace are shades: Milk is a whitish yellow, Lemon is a lemony yellow. Honey is a golden yellowish brown. It can vary light to dark based on when the amber was mined. Cognac is a darker brown and varies from light to dark based on when the amber was mined. Cherry is typically black in color. Occasionally you may notice some red or ruby tints but cherry is mostly black. Multi or Rainbow are a mix of three or four colors above typically. Nesting also has baltic amber necklaces and bracelets with colorful semi-precious gemstones and lava rock beads for essential oil diffusing.
If I purchase two, will they be identical?
Probably not! The amber is all natural from the earth. Each bit of tree resin is hardened into a bead to be placed onto the necklace. The beads are sorted by size and strung. But color, shape, texture can vary from necklace to necklace. It is more rare to find two that are exact.
And lastly, the most often asked question: WHICH IS BEST? Raw? Polished? Color?
The answer is simple. They all work GREAT. There is absolutely no difference in color or polish when it comes to inflammation. 99% of babies will see results in 30 minutes. Adults may experience relief within the first hour that will continue to grow to about days 4-6. If you do not see results by day 7, contact us, we can swap for amber from a different batch. Some studies suggest that some people do respond to one color vs another (very rare) and in even more rare occurrences, roughly .005% will not respond to amber at all. We are happy to work with you to exchange or refund if that is your experience. Just buy the necklace you love and it should work well for you!