This genuine Baltic amber teething necklace is lovingly handcrafted out of only the best quality, ancient amber from Lithuania. The beads are natural amber, not pressed beads also known as cabochons. This is why they will vary in size and shape and contain natural inclusions. This is part of the beauty of real amber! The beads are strung on the highest quality pearl knotting cord, and knotted before and after each bead for safety and durablity. The necklace is fastened with an amber-safe resin barrel screw clasp.
This necklace's color is: completely raw and unpolished butter, honey, tea, and dark cherry
This necklace's bead shape is: baroque (rounded, but not perfectly round beads)
This necklace's length is: 11.5 inches (+/- 1/2") - Remember, you do not want the child to be able to get the necklace in his/her mouth. The best way to ensure you purchase the correct length is to drape a cord around your baby's neck where you would want the necklace to fall, then measure the cord. A basic rule of thumb is if you can slide at least two fingers between the necklace and the neck that should be the right length for your child.
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These necklaces make great gifts and will be treasured as family keepsakes for years to come!
***What is a Baltic Amber Teething Necklace?
Baltic amber is not a stone, but a fossilized tree resin. When baltic amber is worn on the skin, the skin’s warmth releases trace amounts of healing oils from the amber. These oils contain succinic acid and are absorbed into the skin. A natural analgesic, amber helps remedy restlessness, irritability, sleep trouble and pain. A perfect alternative to teething drugs, medication or gels. (Great for adults, too!)
Care Instructions for your Amber Teething Necklace
*Wash necklace gently with lukewarm water.
*If beads come in contact with any harsh soaps, lotions, or other substances wash immediately with lukewarm water.
*Polish the necklace with olive oil to restore its original shine.
*Ensure that your baby does not chew on the necklace. This will weaken the thread. The necklace is meant only for wearing against your baby’s skin.
*If your child has a tendency to pull on the necklace place it under his/her clothing.
Amber necklaces are made for wearing, not for chewing! Genuine Baltic amber is a delicate stone and may break under pressure. The butter and white varieties are the most expensive and most fragile amber, being comprised of a sap & cream mixture, so please treat with care just as you would any other piece of fine jewelry. Please use caution and supervise your child while using the necklace. Teething necklaces should be removed when child is sleeping or unattended.
**All natural remedies and claims about their properties and effects presented on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The information on this site is supplied for general reference and educational purposes only and not intended to replace professional medical advice. We disclaim all liability in connection with the use of these products and/or information.