All About Amber—Five Interesting Facts!

1. There are actually over 250 different shades of Amber (variations in color). This is one reason that no two pieces of Baltic Amber jewelry are alike.

Baltic Amber Starburst Necklace

2. Some interesting uses of Amber include its use in folk medicine, and as an ingredient in some perfumes. Scandinavians use it as a flavoring for their “Akvavit” liquor.

3. Amber is the lightest gem and feels warm when worn against the skin.

4. Some amber contains parts of preserved plants or insects that were trapped inside.

5. Storms on the Baltic Sea wash chunks of Baltic Amber ashore. There are large deposits of amber underneath the Baltic Sea.

Stay tuned for more facts about Amber and Baltic Amber jewelry and teething necklaces in the future. In the meantime, be sure to regularly check out our facebook page and store  for new arrivals!


About Julie @ Spark of Amber

Mom of three--two boys and a little girl. Founder of Spark of Amber ( We sell authentic, stunning natural Baltic Amber Teething Necklaces and bracelets. We also sell calming Baltic Amber earrings, pendants, bracelets, anklets, and rings using only the best amber from Lithuania. Shipping is always fast and free in the United States.
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