|Amber teething necklaces by Drop of Amber|
Let me clear some of that up for you.
1st statement: Any amber works the same. FALSE
The main reason amber is considered to be a natural analgesic is the content of the succinic acid in it. The only amber that has succinic acid in its chemical constitution is Baltic amber, thus, if you want a working teething necklace it needs to be from Baltic amber.
|White amber Picture taken from http://www.ambergallery.lt|
White amber is quite rare it accounts for about one to two percent of all baltic amber that is acquired in various ways.
It has a rich variety of textures and markings in it. It is also called royaland bone amber and sometimes mixed up with ivory.
It can have inclusions of other colours of amber -- yellow, black, transparent, blue or green, these make the most wonderful designs.
The reason why this amber is white are little micro-bubbles trapped inside the resin while it solidified. One square milimeter of white amber ca have up to 1 million bubbles inside. The more bubbles -- the whiter the amber. Due to the bubbles white amber is much lighter than any other kind of amber and thus it floats not only in sea water but also in fresh water.