Baltic Amber Jewelleey

Brighton, United Kingdom 1216 Sales On Etsy since 2015

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Baltic Amber Jewelleey

Brighton, United Kingdom | 1216 Sales


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Last updated on March 15, 2017
Have you ever wondered which teething remedies work
. . . and which ones are just quackery? Baltic amber necklaces may seem silly, but actually the way they work is pretty simple. Amber resin contains succinic acid, a natural analgesic that is said to be released when warm skin touches the beads.

Unfortunately Baltic amber is pretty easy to counterfeit, so if you’ve found your child's amber anklet, bracelet or necklace doesn’t work it may not be authentic. If your amber jewellery is cool to the touch like glass, it’s counterfeit. However, if it’s warm or neutral it could be plastic, a young tree resin called copal, or another material. If you’re not sure the amber item you bought is authentic, try one of these simple tests:

ACETONE TEST put some drops of acetone or some type of agent like this onto your jewellery, the real amber will not be affected after the acetone evaporates but the fake will be sticky, leaving finger prints in the fake. This is also a good test to spot copal and some synthetic resins or plastics. You can even drop muriatic acid on amber and it wont hurt it.

SCRATCH TEST amber is soft unlike a diamond so if you take something and try to scratch it, amber will scratch, harder fakes won’t scratch.

HOT NEEDLE heat a needle and push it into the amber, in real amber it will just slightly go in and you will smell a very old punged tree smell. If the needle goes in easy and you smell a fresh smell like pine, its copal and if you smell a nasty plastic type smell it’s some kind of fake. You also can burn a piece of amber and test the smell.

SALT WATER is a good test. Fill a medium size pot with water, put about seven teaspoons of salt in it and stir well, stir again in thirty minutes or so as to mix well. when you drop amber in salt water it will float at the top, most fakes will sink.

RUB AND SMELL You can also rub the specimen vigorously on a soft white cloth, true amber may start to small a little of resinous fragrance where copal begin to soften and the surface become sticky.

UV LIGHT is a very good testing method, if you shine the light on the amber the real one will glow pale and the fake will not glow. This is a good sure bet but there are some things to consider, not all ambers will glow a lot, certain colours like red often will not glow but if you move the light around the entire piece you will find a glow spot.

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Returns and exchanges
My goal is to provide 100% satisfaction to all my customers.
I always offer a full refund or as swap if you are simply not happy with your purchase. Please contact me within 7 days of receipt of the item.

I replace your item if it breaks within the first 3 months of placing the order- this applies to children items only!
**Please note, since my husbands tragic incident, leaving me with two under three, I replace items rather then repair them as it is less time consuming.

The buyer must pay for return postage.
Returning via recorded delivery is recommended.
I will not take any responsibility if your item gets lost in transit.

I will not refund if;
Your item is lost in transit. Recorded delivery recommended!
You break an item due to misuse.

Additional policies and FAQs
According to EU Toy safety regulations EN-71-1 my necklaces and anklets are not suitable to use as Toys for children under 36 months. My necklaces, bracelets and anklets are NOT TOYS, please do not allow your children to play with or chew on them. Small pieces are part of the jewellery which could pose a choking hazard. Please make sure that you remove jewellery before sleeping, or when unattended. The Amber Fairy is not responsible for any damage, injury, or death that may result from improper use of my jewellery. Like all good things, enjoy responsibly :)