Baltic Amber FAQ’s

What is genuine Baltic amber?

Baltic amber is fossilized tree sap and is over 50 millions years old.  It has long been used in folk medicine for its natural healing properties. Amber extracts were used from the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece for a wide variety of treatments through the middle ages and up until the early twentieth century.  Unlike regular amber Baltic amber contains over 200 times the level of succinic acid.  Succinic acid is a naturally occurring anti-inflammatory.

How does a Baltic amber necklace work?

A Baltic amber necklace is a natural aid worn around someone's neck. A genuine Baltic amber necklace is made from amber sourced from the Baltic region. If your necklace is not Baltic amber and you do not have a certificate of authenticity then chances are it’s a fake. Amber has long been used in folk medicine for its purported healing properties. Amber and extracts were used from the time of Hippocrates in ancient Greece for a wide variety of treatments through the middle ages and up until the early twentieth century. Comprised of small polished amber beads, they are worn to naturally reduce pain.  Click here to return to Baltic Amber necklaces.

How will a Baltic amber necklace help?

Baltic Amber is a natural anti-inflammatory that may help reduce pain and swelling by simple contact with the skin.  Amber jewellery is not a toy and is not intended to be chewed on. Click here to return to Baltic Amber necklaces.

What are the differences between the colours?

Baltic amber is a naturally occurring substance and the colours vary simply due to their formation over 50 million years. From a therapeutic perspective no one colour will work better than another. The active ingredient in Baltic amber is succinic acid. The lighter colours like the Honey and White may contain slightly higher levels, possibly 2-5% more but all tests have shown this to be too small an amount to give any additional pain relief. Click here to return to Baltic Amber necklaces.

What is the best colour to choose?

The choice of colour is a personal one. Not only should it help with pain but it also is a fashion accessory. Choose the necklace that will suit you the best. As long as the necklace is not worn and you would like a different colour we are happy to free exchange. You just pay the postage back to us.  Click here to return to Baltic Amber necklaces.

Is the necklace safe? – I've heard rumours on the Internet.

Our Amber necklaces and bracelets are individually knotted between each bead and fasten with a safety screw clasp. If force is applied to the necklace it is designed to break at the clasp and the amber beads would not scatter. Our necklaces are very lightweight and polished for extra comfort against the skin. Consumers using this product are advised that: • This product is not approved for use by children under the age of 36 months • Please seek medical advice if you have concerns about your child’s health and well-being.  Click here to return to Baltic Amber necklaces.

When will I receive my order?

We pride ourselves on getting your order to you as quickly as possible. We post all orders on the business day we receive them (if ordered before 2pm), Saturday and Sunday orders are posted on the next business day. Please allow 5 – 7 business days for the Eastern states and 7 to 12 days for WA, NT, SA, ACT. Express postage is available for an additional $9.99 meaning if you order before 2pm you will get your order the next business day as long as you are in the Australia post express delivery network (99% are). Otherwise you will receive the order in the fastest possible time available.

What if I don’t like the colour?

We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase from Gummybabies.com.au. We are happy to exchange the necklace for a different colour. The product must be unused and in the same packaging. Please contact us for more details prior to posting back.

What if it doesn't fit?

We want you to be 100% happy with your purchase from Gummybabies.com.au. We are happy to exchange the unused necklace or bracelet for a different size (there is a price differential). The unused necklace can be posted back to us for a refund and further purchase. Please contact us first to make arrangements.

Would you give amber as a gift?

Yes, amber from Gummybabies.com.au makes a great gift that can be easily posted. Why not buy one of our adult amber necklaces for your mum or even one for you or your partner.

Can you post worldwide?

We're sorry, but currently we do not post outside of Australia.

Do you stock Adult Amber Products?

We sure do. We have a range of stunning adult amber necklaces. Amber has been worn for thousands of years in the European regions for its natural healing properties. It has been known to aid in the pain associated with being pregnant, hay fever and allergies. Amber is also known to reduce inflammation of the throat, ear and stomach and to fight irritation, infections and respiratory disease as it dramatically improves the body’s immunity. It is recognised by allophonic medicine specialists as antispasmodic and anti-fever. Many adults report improvement of arthritis discomfort and carpal tunnel pain in their hands when wearing amber on the wrists. You can think of it as a natural Ibuprofen. Click here to view our Baltic Amber adult necklaces.  

So exactly what does Baltic amber do?

Good question. It helps reduce pain with the most obvious benefits being the reduction of inflammation and a stimulation of the thyroid glands. Amber has been known to accelerate our natural immune system’s ability to heal wounds and reduces inflammation in the ears, throat, stomach and respiratory system.

How should I care for the necklace?

You should remove and clean the necklace regularly. Using a cloth gently wipe clean each individual bead of Amber. The necklace can be rinsed in clean spring water (no chlorine, detergents). Drying in the sun is recommended as it’s been documented sunshine can help the beads energy, and amber looks great in the sunlight. You should remove the necklace before swimming or bathing. The necklace can get wet but the chemicals in a bath and pool and also soaps and bathroom products may harm the strength of the thread. Using a light application of olive oil on a clean cloth and wiping each bead can bring back the shine and lustre.

How are they made?

Every natural Baltic Amber necklace is unique because each of the amber beads is unique. So the size, colour, and shape of each stone as well as the length of the necklace will vary slightly. Lithuanian amber artisans with generations of experience lovingly hand-crafted our necklaces. The beads are carefully polished and softly rounded so it rests gently against the skin. This ensures maximum skin contact and comfort. The string in each of our amber necklaces and bracelets is knotted in between each and every bead. Our amber products do not use metals or similar materials that can irritate the skin or impede the natural healing process of our amber necklaces especially since some people can be allergic to metals.  Click here to view a BLOG post on 'How Amber Necklaces Are Made'

What is the composition of amber?

Formed over 45 million years ago, Baltic amber is an organic substance, a “fossil resin” produced by pine trees, which grew in Northern Europe - from southern regions of the present day Scandinavia and nearby regions of the bed of the Baltic Sea. The climate became warmer and trees started to exude big amounts of resin. Scientists say that amber is a fossil pine resin from this region that has achieved a stable state through oxidation. Amber consists of 79% carbon, 10.5%hydrogen and 10.5% oxygen.

Does GummyBabies.com.au have any reviews?

Yes, we have been certified with over 600 genuine reviews.  Each amber product has it's owns reviews or you can view them all here.

What kind of guarantee's do you provide?

We offer a 30 day money back guarantee on any amber product which is unused.

I'm still unsure, can I contact you?

Absolutely the best method is to start a 'chat' by clicking on the orange button bottom right of the screen and a trained operator will be on hand to assist.  You can call us as well on 0426 232 441 9am - 6pm EST 

View the Baltic amber necklace range here.