Every so often, I get a question from someone to Spark of Amber that asks me “Can you prove your Amber is real, because there are fakes out there?” Or, the other question I have gotten lately is “I think/heard so-and-so (insert competitors name) is selling fake Amber, what do you think? Is that true?”
I am more than happy to answer the first question. The second question just makes me sigh. I want to address the second question first, the question about “competitors”.
At Spark of Amber, we completely realize that there is room for more than one seller of Amber jewelry online! In fact, much like every piece of Baltic Amber jewelry, every Amber jewelry company is unique and different. Some offer only/primarily products for amber and gemstone healing. Others offer mostly custom products.
At Spark of Amber, we are rather diverse in the sense that we sell a range of products. We sell teething necklaces/anklets, but also earrings and rings and bracelets for adults. At Spark of Amber we hope to attract a broad audience of customers, those who want Amber due to the fact that it has been used for centuries as a helpful pain-relieving and calming aid, AND those who buy Baltic Amber simply for its BEAUTY!
Truth is, most sellers (our competitors) of Baltic Amber are moms or dads like us, trying to do the best they can to run a family business. Working hard to provide for their children, pay the bills, pay for music lessons or sports, etc.
Truth is, I really doubt ANY seller of Baltic Amber (or at least any of the competitors that I know of) would want to or intend to sell any fake amber. I know we would never want that! I can’t imagine they would.
Truth is, I am sure they do the best they can (my competitors) to ensure that they are selling the real product. I have no desire to build Spark of Amber by bashing my competition, and certainly not by spreading rumors or questioning anyone’s integrity. That would be wrong. So, I will not speculate on what other companies do or don’t do, and instead focus on providing our customers with the best customer service possible!
So, back to the question of “how do we know our amber is real”. First, we only buy from sellers in the Baltic region/Lithuania. Secondly, all our Baltic Amber is professionally tested. I honestly don’t find home tests nearly as reliable. At Spark of Amber we are picky and careful that we offer our customers only the best Amber from Lithuania and the Baltic Region.