It recently became a huge debate on one of the sites I am a member to about Amber Teething Necklaces.
Someone in the group received an Amber Teething Necklace to review. Long story short, her necklace crumbled and led her to believe it might not be real. There were a few others who received amber from the same company. Which sparked a huge post about how to tell real from fake.
I have 3 Amber Teething Necklaces, from 3 different Companies. All of which I feel are reputable and will post their info below.
There are a few ways to tell if your Amber necklace is fake, without having to ruin it by crumbling it or burning it.
Salt Water Solution
1/3 cup of salt
2/3 cup of warm water
Stir until dissolved. Place your amber in the water.
Real Amber will FLOAT.
Fake Amber will SINK.
Unless you have the super dark amber, your necklace should glow like a Christmas Tree! Plastic beads which are likely yellow will NOT GLOW.
(NOTICE all of the necklaces, yellow, plastic attachment clasps do not glow)
All 3 have passed my test with Flying Luminescent Colors! 😉
Of course there are other ways to distinguish Real from Fake Amber. But I find these easiest for me without ruining the integrity of the necklace.
Now…… I guess you want to know who the Reputable Companies are!???
- Baltic Wonder (Very stunning in person) Find it here
- Inspired by Finn Find it here
- Hazelaid Find it here (Choose 12″ Necklace Twist Clasp)
How to choose Amber:
After all the research I did when I had my first son 3 years ago. I learned that unpolished and semi-polished were your best polishes to achieve the desired effect. Also The richest butter color possible seems to be the most effective color.