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What is Baltic amber?

You have decided to buy some Baltic amber jewelry but you do not know anything about it. We suggest you to read the following paragraphs for more knowledge about Baltic amber. 

There are many places in the world where amber can be found, however the word amber is often associated with Baltic amber. The cultural and economic significance of Baltic amber is very important. It has been recognized as a luxury item and became an important trade product. Baltic amber is valued for its natural healing properties.

How was Baltic amber formed? I was formed about 35,000, 000 years ago in the forests that covered an area that is today Scandinavia, the Baltic countries and the Baltic Sea. Amber is generally yellow or yellow brown and translucent, and it is beautiful when polished.  The material was, and still is, extremely rare and expensive. It usually occurs in small pieces and various forms. Each raw amber piece is very unique. Amber which contains tiny pieces of plant or small insects is very highly prized. Some of the insects found in Baltic amber have never been found anywhere else in the world.

For centuries amber jewelry was worn only by rich people and not affordable to the poor. Because it was thought that amber had many healing properties it came to be used in medicine in many cultures. As centuries passed many more people could afford to own amber jewelry. Even today it is thought that wearing amber products will instill confidence in the person who wears them. Also that it was believed to balance a person’s mood and lessen depression or anxiety.

Baltic amber contains about 8% succinic acid, a medical substance with many effects. When amber nugget is being rubbed it charges negatively which is beneficial for humans. Baltic amber is said to relief the pains such as headaches, dentals discomfort, joint discomfort and so on. Also it will help you to deal with chronic inflammation. Baltic amber may not help you to deal with all illnesses but it will definitely provide you with some healthy benefits for your body.

Amber should be cared for and treasured like any other valuable item. Remember that your amber should not be stored with other jewelry where it could rub with pieces especially such as metal. We recommend you to keep your Baltic amber jewelry in a linen bag. Make sure to keep your amber away from any chemicals. You should also remove your amber jewelry while you are cooking because amber is sensitive to excessive heat.

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