Baltic Amber is fossilised resin from ancient pine trees that grew over 40 million years ago. As the prehistoric climate warmed the pine trees started to produce a resin similar to tree sap that over time fossilised into hard pieces of amber that we know today.
‘Baltic Amber’ is recognised from other amber for its presence of high levels of succinic acid which is the most beneficial component of amber. Succinic acid is a natural analgesic and anti-inflammatory reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and accelerated the healing of wounds.
Wearing Baltic amber close to the skin is a traditional natural remedy used to provide relief for various health conditions.
For centuries throughout Europe, Baltic Amber has been used for healing, restoring energy and promoting good health. Baltic Amber is associated with sunlight and warmth and has been treasured by mankind for millions of years. Mile Stones Amber helps to recreate that tradition and embrace the warmth of amber with a beautiful collection of authentic, handmade Baltic Amber Necklaces and Bracelets for babies, children and adults.
Amber found on the shores of the Baltic Sea is known as ‘Baltic’ Amber and accounts for over 80% of the worlds amber source. Amber is the national gem of Lithuania. This is where we source all of our amber jewellery from!
This map shows the places around Baltic Sea in which Baltic amber is commonly found.
Natural Baltic amber is considered the very finest and most therapeutic amber in the world. Amber’s anti-inflammatory properties are known to help aid in the severity of numerious teething symptoms such as swollen gums, irritability, aches and pains and even chin rash! It reduces red inflamed cheeks and stimulates the thyroid glands to reduce drooling.
But don’t take our word for it.....
Recent scientific research has also proved that succinic acid has a very positive influence on the human organism. It strengthens the body, improves immunity, the course of energy-related processes and the balance of acids. Succinic acid was analyzed by the pioneer of modern bacteriology, the Nobel Prize winner, Robert Kock (1886), who confirmed its positive influence and discovered that there is no risk of the accumulation of surplus amounts of succinic acid in the human organism, even after the introduction of considerable amounts into the body.
Teething can be a long drawn out experience for our little ones therefore is comforting knowing there is a natural remedy on the market that we can use on a daily basis. Although paracetamols and teething gels are effective it is not recommended to use these products everyday, long term. Wearing an amber teething necklace is a wonderful alternative pain releif for babies and toddlers without resorting to drugs. Although amber is generally classified as a gemstone, it is actually not a stone and therefore warm to touch and comfortable to wear.
The most common misconception about amber teething necklaces is the way they are used. Parents unaware they are a natural teething remedy assume they are a teether designed to be chewed on. This is not the case. Teething necklaces are desigend to sit comfortably on the child’s collar bone, underneth their clothing. Safety is priority when manufacturing these necklaces. To enable us to offer you the highest safety for your child we use only synthetic plastic clasps. These clasps are designed to release if excess pressure is applied to the joint. Each amber piece is individuallly hand knotted with a cotton thread so that in the unlikely event the necklace breaks only one bead may fall off. If a bead is accidentally swallowed, amber is a non-toxic natural substance and therefore is not harmful. Another important safety feature is the length. You do not want your babies teething necklace long enough that he or she can place it into their mouth. Mile Stones Amber teething necklaces are between 31-32cm long, the perfect length for a babies necklace!
Amber is produced in a variety of different shapes and colours. Some believe the colour is related to the type of tree source.
Amber can range in various different colors from the usual yellow-orange that associates itself with the colour amber right through to milky white, clear yellows and cherry black.
Each necklace is made by Baltic Amber specialists known as ‘Lithuanian Artisans’ with generations of experience working with this unique and rare material. Mile Stones Amber teething jewellery features carefully polished amber beads with SMOOTH soft edges that sit comfortably against baby’s skin - NOT sharp ‘chips’. Beware of cheaper alternatives.
Mile Stones Amber jewellery is made from 100% genuine certified baltic amber sourced direct from Lithuania, in Europe.
For your piece of mind, a certified Certificate of Authenticity is provided with every order!
We are a registered family business and tick all the correct boxes when it comes to quality, safety and price.
It is important to us that our customers are HAPPY and therefore we offer a 14 day money back guarantee on all amber jewellery!
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