Beaded Baltic Amber Bracelet
These rounded amber bracelets are made from spherical shaped amber that has been smoothed and then strung together on a piece of elastic thread which can then be worn on the wrist. We also sell amber chip bracelets which are made from small tumbled chips. These rounded bracelets are similar to our power bracelets, some may find 'rounded' bead bracelets slightly easier to wear as they don't 'dig in' to your skin. Generally chip bracelets tend to be cheaper than power bracelets/rounded bracelets because there is not so much production involved in making the crystal stones the right shape for use and the crystals/stones used are marginally smaller.
Size of Beaded Bracelets: Most of the beads tend to be roughly 6-8mm in width on one side; some of the beads on the bracelets may vary in size as these are made from natural amber but the quality is always constant. Certain bracelets may be slightly bigger or smaller than one another, if you have a preference for one of these, please let us know in your extra instructions and we'll do our best to pick one for you. Please note, this depends on the stock we have in at the time.
Associations & Properties of Amber
Amber is a fossilized tree resin (not sap) that has been widely used for hundreds of years as a healing agent in folk medicine, an ingredient in perfume, cosmetics, and as jewellery. It is often associated as a healing stone and is sometimes called 'The Stone of Liquid Sunshine', it has been popularly used for its calming, balancing and warming energy.
The Legend of Amber
According to Legend, the origins of Baltic Amber date back to a Lithuanian tale about Jurate the Queen of the Sea. The plots varies widely between different versions, however the most popular stories describe Jurate as an underwater Goddess; sometimes known as a Mermaid or Undine who lived in her beautiful amber castle in the Baltic Sea. It is said she ruled the sea and all sea-life, hence her name 'Jura' meaning 'the sea'. She fell in love with Kastytis a handsome fisherman; but Perkunas the Thunder God was angered when he found out that the immortal Goddess had fallen in love with a mortal man and furiously struck the Amber castle. The castle exploded into millions of pieces and it is said that this is why pieces of Amber now come ashore after a storm on the Baltic Sea.
Amber Jewellery Care Notes
When not in use, try to keep your Amber Jewellery in its original packaging or in a velvet pouch to keep it protected. If in need of cleaning, this can be done occasionally with a soft cloth to bring out its natural shine; don't use any harsh cleaning chemicals as this may damage it. Try to avoid using perfume and hairspray when wearing your Amber Jewellery and keep out of direct sunlight; natural amber can dull or discolour over time if exposed to this.
More About Amber
Amber is often referred to as the sun stone and has a personality that almost makes you smile when you hold it. Strictly speaking, it's not a crystal, but rather the fossilised resin of trees, which in some cases formed millions of years ago. As such, it has a strong connection with the past, and in larger pieces small insects that last flew a long time ago can sometimes be seen, captured in the resin and preserved forever.
The energy of amber is bright and cheery, so it can be good stone to have around if you need a burst of positivity. The stone is very light so is ideal for jewellery, and unlike other crystals, it isn't cold to touch. Amber has a long history and has been found in the burial sites of ancient peoples - this may be because it was regarded as having purifying properties.
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