Baltic Amber is a fossilized resin, which comes from old trees. This resin that trees produce is believed to be a part of their defense mechanism. This resin transforms into Amber over many years due to processes of oxidation and polymerization. As a result, large rivers carry this resin out of the forest soil into the sea where amber is collected by people.
Baltic amber is used not only for jewelry, but it is also used in perfumes and folk medicine for its healing properties.
The story of Baltic amber goes back to 11,000 B.C. Amber has been found in many archaeological sites. Most of the “healing amber” that is found today is between 30 to 90 million years old.
Baltic amber is colored by the high concentration of gas bubbles in the gemstone. The higher the bubbles, the more yellow the gem. Conversely, lower traces will result in a brownish-colored amber stone.
|Even though the main colors of Baltic Amber is “Honey"|
|Cherry Baltic Amber|
|Cognac Baltic Amber|
|Lemon Baltic Amber|
|Milky Baltic Amber|
Sources have distinguished up to 256 colors of amber, above are the most popular.
It is thought the Baltic Amber releases Succinic Acid when it is close to the skin over a period of time. This acid is what provides babies with analgesic properties.
Magnolia Mountain Jewelry carries Baltic Amber Baby Necklaces in many different colors and styles.
Magnolia Mountain Jewelry carries Baltic Amber Baby Teething Necklaces in many different colors and styles
Most adults choose jewelry made of Baltic Amber, because this gemstone looks great and unique in appearance and feels very light.
Other individuals appreciate this natural resin because it took many years for it to form while others believe it might even be advantageous for health.
To ensure that your Amber is providing the best health benefits, it's crucial to ensure that your beads and stones are genuine Baltic amber.
Dominican amber is found in different parts of the Caribbean region and is referred to as Dominican amber. It is usually extracted by bell pitting, which is considered by many as a fairly dangerous mining method.
Although Dominican amber comes from extinct trees as well, it is much younger and can be aged from a few hundred to 25 million years. Dominican amber is thus much younger than Baltic amber.
It is important to note the difference since Baltic Amber has up to 8% Succinic Acid and Dominican Amber does not have any measurable amount. Baltic Amber is a scientifically tested medical substance used in modern medicine. It’s a powerful antioxidant that helps fight toxic free radicals and reduces inflammation and more.
Baltic amber, also known as Succinite, has been around for over 45 million years and is considered an organic substance, the "fossil resin" produced by pine trees.
Hippocrates (460-377 BC) was the founder of medicine and wrote about the healing properties and methods of application of Baltic amber, which scientists employed until the Middle Ages.
Ancient Romans used amber as medicine and a means of protecting against various diseases. Roman peasant women wore amber medallions not only as ornaments, but also as a remedy for “swollen glands, sore throats and palate”.
Scientific research confirms that succinic acid has a very positive effect on the human body. This was confirmed by Robert Kock, the pioneer of modern bacteriology and Nobel Prize winner, in the 19th century.
Today, many modern drugs contain Succinic Acid.
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