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Most naturally minded parents have heard all about amber teething necklaces and the claim that they help reduce teething pain and irritation. My kids both have amber teething necklaces and I never really could tell if they worked or not. When Spark of Amber contacted me to review one of their adult necklaces I jumped on the chance to see if I could tell a difference in my own body while wearing amber.

How does amber help reduce pain?

Amber from the Baltic region generally has up to 8% succinic acid, which, when touching the skin is said to be released onto the skin and absorbed into the body. This acid plays a very important role in a process called the krebs cycle, which is intrinsic to the working of the body at a cellular level. The claim is that the succinic acid helps reduce pain and inflammation in the body and is beneficial to the nervous system. You can read all about succinic acid, its history, benefits, and safety here.

Does it work?

No studies have been done to determine if Baltic amber is an effective pain killer, but you can find Baltic amber jewelry use going back to the stone age. It has been used historically over hundreds of centuries for various medicinal reasons.

This being said everyone has different body chemistry and some will say it works, while others say it doesn’t.

Spark of Amber sent me a beautiful Island Breeze necklace to try out. I have chronic back pain from an injury I got almost seven years ago. This pain has been finding its way into my shoulders with the addition of a lot of stress in my life so I have been suffering shoulder pain and headaches. While I have been managing my pain well with essential oils, it always returns. I really need a massage. This was a great opportunity to see if this beautiful Baltic amber necklace works on me, or if it was just a piece of beautiful bling.

This beauty is the Island Escape necklace. The overlapping amber pattern is lovely and goes well dressed up or down.

This beauty is the Island Escape necklace. The overlapping amber pattern is lovely and goes well dressed up or down.

After wearing the necklace for a few hours I noticed that my head pain was starting to recede and the stitch in my neck wasn’t bugging me. That night I was tired at a normal hour, instead of my usual wide awake at midnight, and was able to fall asleep easily without taking melatonin. I continued to wear the necklace during the day for five days. Each day my neck and head felt better and my sleep patterns were great. On the sixth day I removed the necklace to see how I would feel. Around 10 am my neck and shoulders started getting tight again and my headache came back. I was up late at night and slept poorly.

I will also note I have a breast fed one year old who likes pulling on necklaces. Hard. The necklace withstood the test of my one and two and a half year old and gets an A+ for endurance.

So does it work? As far as I could tell it really helped me with my pain and stress levels. Was it a cure all? No. But it did help with pain management in a gentle yet effective way, which is what we all want right?

Spark of Amber

Spark of amber is a brand new company just getting into selling baltic amber necklaces. They contacted me to review one of their necklaces. At first I was going to say no since the kids both have teething necklaces, then I looked at their products. They carry teething necklaces and bracelets for children but also carry necklaces for adults. Not only that but the adult necklaces are beautiful! I am not a big jewelry person but I love the simple and down to earth designs they have. She makes beautiful nursing necklaces, pendants, earnings and other amber jewelry too!

After talking some more I learned that they source their amber differently from other companies. Spark of Amber decided not to source their amber from large companies with less-than-ethical ways of getting amber. Instead they work with several small suppliers that purchase from women, mothers who go out hunting for the very best amber. This amber is then tested for authenticity in a lab before being made into this beautiful fine jewelry.

They only ship in the United States and ship quickly so that mothers do not have to impatiently wait for weeks before getting their necklaces.

Shipping is always free and the prices are very fair when compared to other companies.

You can learn more about what sets Spark of Amber apart here. You can find pictures of their products on their Facebook page, which also has a store front, or on their web store here.

Spark of Amber is hosting a giveaway! You can win either a beautiful Island Breeze Necklace or a Teething Necklace and Bracelet. Your choice! The giveaway is only available to US residents.

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51 Responses to Spark of Amber Review and Giveaway

  1. Amira says:

    I love the Island Escape Necklace. I would so love to have one. I have chronic pain and your testimonial about how the amber helped your pain was so exciting to me. Good luck to everyone!! :)

  2. Danielle K. says:

    They have some very pretty amber jewelry! And nicely priced. I always like the amber teething necklaces for my daughter, I swear by them for her!

  3. Jessica says:

    Thank you for introducing me to these necklaces! I’m anxious to give one a try. Their prices are decent too! Yay!

  4. angela says:

    I really like the campfire or midnight teething necklaces!

  5. kristin says:

    i really love the Island Escape necklace!

  6. Ghada says:

    I love these jewelry! but i love the most “savannah sunset bracelet style 6″

  7. Melissa Gilbertsen says:

    I’d like the raw amber baby teething necklace. Thanks!

  8. Donnie Ward says:

    ‘Island Breeze’ would be my choice.

  9. I like the Island Escape necklace and the adjustable bracelet. :-)

  10. Thanks for the info…the necklace is very pretty and that has to be a help any way you look at it! :)

  11. I would love to win this for my MIL as she lives with chronic pain. This was a very interesting post by the way

  12. Christy says:

    Fascinating! I had no idea that amber had these qualities!

  13. Katrina says:

    I really need one of these! I have similar problems with neck pain and migraines!

  14. Laronda says:

    I love the midnight series of jewelry. And the prices are really affordable!

  15. I love the Island Necklace, I’ve wanted one of these for a while!

  16. Kayla says:

    The Island Escape is pretty, but the Midnight is a bit more my style. Lovely!

  17. Kirsten Fox says:

    I absolutely LOVE the Firefly necklace!!! :D

  18. Amy Brown says:

    I’d love to try one, maybe the “autumn”. I knew they were great for teething but it never occurred to me to try it for a migraine! Thanks for the chance to win!

  19. carol mattaliano says:

    I would love help with my chronic arthritis pain. I also love the Island breeze necklace and have not worn jewelry for 16 years since my daughter was a baby. I would love to have something pretty and functional.

  20. Amanda Ryals says:

    I really like the Island necklace.

  21. Candance says:

    I’ve been wanting one of these for my little girl, she’s has several teeth coming in and my friends have raved about these amber necklaces!

  22. Marilee Reyes says:

    My grandmother used to talk about amber being healing, and she knew all kinds of folk remedies that really worked. She lived to be a very active 99 so there must have been something to her philosophy. I have had problems with my neck and upper back for a number of years so I am going to order a necklace. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your products.

  23. Savannagal says:

    Wow, I’ve never heard of this before. The necklace is lovely and I’d wear it even if it didn’t have medicinal properties.

  24. Colleen McCaffrey says:

    I really like all of the amber pendants, but I think the overlapping amber necklace or bracelet would be bettter for my RA and fibromyalgia.

  25. Amanda Selenke says:

    the island escape, love how it cascades!

  26. Morgan says:

    I love the “Amber” 18 inch necklace!

  27. Jaclyn F. says:

    I really like the Seashore one

  28. WEBBA says:

    I would love to try this I have a lot of pain in my back and knees

  29. megan says:

    i love the island escape!! sooo beautiful!!
    The Blood Of Jesus!!<3

  30. Jessica B. says:

    I love amber necklaces for my baby girl and would love to try one out for myself! :)

  31. Dawn Knight says:

    I’ve been thinking about getting one of these for my mom. She suffers from chronic headaches.

  32. Amber says:

    This is beautiful! I would love to try it out, I will try any seemingly great natural remedy to get some relief from my scoliosis! And I have always had a thing for Amber ;)

  33. Tracy says:

    I love the baby amber nuggets teething necklace for my granddaughter, but would like the amber cross for myself – would love to win one of these – they are beautiful!

  34. angela says:

    Thank you for posting about amber. I have arthritis and lately my left elbow has been really painful and nothing seems to help. Last night after reading your post I dug out my amber necklace and put it on. Then I found my raw amber nugget beads and some magnetic hematite beads for good measure and created a bracelet to wear on my left arm. I wore both all night and today. My elbow barely gives a twinge now. Whether its the amber, the hematite or both together I don’t know, but the pain is going away! I have not taken any OTC pain medicine either.

  35. I love The Sunrise necklace, hoping I win!!! Thank you for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesday!

  36. Andrea says:

    Ooh, these look fantastic! Elle uses them, and they work great for teething, but I never thought they would have such wonderful benefits for adults. My hubby could use this :)

  37. Ashley M says:

    I’ve always wanted to try an amber necklace or bracelet!

  38. Ashley M says:

    I really like the loving heart pendant!

  39. Lori says:

    I can’t wait to try this out. I hope it works wonders like it has for others.

  40. Ashley says:

    I like the Island Breeze necklace! Both my kids already have the teething necklaces so I want a treat for myself!

  41. Guinevere S says:

    I am loving the Island Escape necklace you reviewed!

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  43. Angela Cash says:

    My favorite piece is the Tranquility Hazelwood and Baltic necklace.

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  46. [...] The first is Spark of Amber, you can chose between a beautiful adult amber necklace, or an amber teething set for baby. See my review and giveaway here. [...]

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