How to Care for Baltic Amber
Amber needs to be tended and treasured like any significant property. Because Baltic amber is fragile and can be weak do to age, it’s most important to be concerned about chemicals and oxidation.
Take after these basic guidelines and your amber will continue resembling the first day you purchased it.
Do not put your amber jewelry on before hairspray and perfume is applied, because it will likely create a whitish coating on the amber that may be permanent.
Keep amber jewelry away from direct sunlight and heating.
Avoid exposure to sudden changes of temperature, such as hot tubs, very cold water, and reaching into ovens, followed by a cold sink (Baltic Amber is ancient tree resin that is millions of years in age).
Your amber should not be stored with other jewelry where it can rub against other pieces, especially metals. We recommend that you place your amber in a soft pouch.
To clean your amber, use a soft flannel cloth dampened with clean lukewarm water. You should dry your amber very carefully, lightly polish with clear olive oil, and then remove any excess oil and restore the polish with another soft cloth.
Take all amber jewelry off before taking shower.
Remember to be careful when cleaning Amber has an approximately Mohs Hardness Value of 2.5,which means it’s a very soft gemstone, and can be scratched.
Follow these easy guidelines, your Baltic amber jewelry will reward you with a lifetime of service and wonder.
Interesting facts about Baltic amber:
Unlike the minerals andgemstones, amber is warm against the skin.
When Baltic amber is burning it smells like pine.
The oldest amber dates back to 320 million years ago.
The term “electricity” actually stems from the Greek word “electron” which is the Greek name for amber because it can store static electricity.