How to Clean Amber Necklaces - Simple 2-Step Process and 5 Things to Avoid at All Costs

How to Clean Amber Necklaces

August 01, 2018 2 min read 2 Comments

Amber is as beautiful as it is special in its healing abilities. It may seem to be nothing more than another stone to most, but it is a living resin that that interacts with life. Simply placing it over your neck allows the beads to transfer its benefits to the bloodstream. As well as ambertreats you, you also want to care for and treasure it.

Over the course of time, it is possible amber can become dull, more so if it not stored or cared for properly. When you purchase the healing necklaces, you want to ensure they not only look good, but remain functional for the time you wear it.

Once you receive your Baltic amber necklace the first thing you want to do is store it somewhere safe away from other jewelry in order to prevent unnecessary friction. You especially want to keep amber away from other metals in particular. It is best to store them away in a soft pouch that, ideally, has a drawstring for easy access.

How to Clean Amber in 2 Steps

Storing your beads is very important, but it is also just as important to know how to properly clean them. It truly helps to clean your beads because well cared for amber can remain potent for up to two years.

The only thing you need to do is:

  1. Dip it in luke-warm water while rinsing it. You should solely clean it with water as adding harsh soaps or detergents of any kind will erode the beads and inactivate the succinic acid. The same issue can occur when cleaning with hot water or hot radiator and this should also be avoided.Rub the beads gently as you clean them because cleaning amber too roughly can result in it being scratched. This is another important reason why it is best not to wear your amber while you are in the shower or are taking a bath.
  2. Dry the amber with a clean cloth. When you are finished with the task you are done

The whole process will likely only take five minutes or less.

Cleaning raw, unpolished amber ensures this longevity. Baltic Essentials sells raw and polished amber. Keeping your beads in tip-top shape is actually extremely easy and low maintenance.

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Things to Avoid 

There are also things you should not do when you are learning how to properly clean amber necklaces. When you are cleaning amber necklaces, you also want to keep them away from:

  1. hairspray
  2. perfumes
  3. cleaning agents
  4. chlorinated water
  5. other similar types of items that contain chemicals.

Such products can oxidize and inactivate the amber to the point where it may no longer be beneficial.

These chemicals have been found to remain on amber, possibly permanently, and leave an unattractive coating that can dull your amber much quicker. If you must apply your hair or body products, it is best to do so prior to wearing your jewelry. That is how to properly clean amber necklaces.

2 Responses


September 17, 2018

Is there a combination that would be beneficial to my 20 yr old daughter. She has 2 auto immune diseases-hashimotos (thyroid ) & alopecia (hair loss).
Thank you.


September 01, 2018

I didnt know about the right way to clean the neckless and my child was taking bath with it
How doni know if the necklace lost the amber?

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