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Our client Kate wrote to us a warm letter and want to share it with everyone.

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Kate`s letter

Two months ago I was looking for something new, original and warm. I was looking for me and my best friend a gift to show our close emotional relation. My best friend name is Angela and we are together since 1991. We understand bets each other. We know our secrets, future plans. I am really happy having a friendship like this and I really appreciate it.

Surfing the net I want to buy her something what best shows our relation. I was thinking about friendship bracelets but at the same time I wanted something original. And my wish come true – I found friendship bracelets from amber. I have known that amber is a sun stone that can warm. I have read some information about why amber was so appreciate and friendship bracelets in Baltic States was given to the sailors from their wives. Because sea returns amber to the coast as she must return the man to the coast. Now amber friendship bracelet is given for the leaving person to return.

Then I found friendship bracelets from amber wearing instructions and this was amazing! That was the main

point why I choose to get friendship bracelets. I love it and my friend loves it too. We can wear the same bracelets at the same time, knowing that was gifted following special rules:

At first, I have to wear both bracelets for 7 days, to think about my friend and charge them with my friendship love.

When I give friendship bracelet to a friend I have to ask her to close eyes and stretch out hand. Then slowly put both bracelets in her hand and whisper:

,, With those bracelets  I give you my friendship, and if you want you can share with me yours”

Then my friend should put one of them on your wrist.

And my friend chose to give my back another bracelet and now while we are walking together I the park and the sun is shining the bracelets starts to shine more. This is why I call amber – sun stone.

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Baltic amber teething necklaces and bracelets  for babies and friendship bracelets from Lithuania

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Tests to identify a true amber
Tests to Determine Amber Authenticity:

Smell Tests

Smell tests are effective because natural amber has a specific smell, which is difficult to obtain when producing falsifications. After heating real Baltic amber diffuses a specific delicate fragrance of pine-tree resins. Odours, diffused by falsifications: copal – smell of “sweet” resins, all others – smell of burnt plastic.

“Rubbing” Test

It is possible to heat real amber by rubbing until it releases the smell of pine- tree resins. Disadvantages: a strong hand is required, it is rather difficult to heat amber (especially when polished) to the necessary temperature and it is difficult to check jewellery. When rubbing into other materials, amber can scratch. •

The most effective – “Hot Needle”

Test Push a heated needlepoint into less visible point of sample amber (drill hole of bead, etc.). If you smell a light pine resin odour, it is true amber. Disadvantage: a small burning mark is left – it is irremediable. • Amber is brittle – when pushing a needle, you will notice some cracks. When pushing a needle into plastic, it swoops.

“Salty Water” Test

Relative weight of amber (also copal and polystyrene) (1.04-1.1) is little less than that of salty water (1.15). Thus, only these materials will flow in salt water, while others – will sink. Add 7-8 teaspoons full of salt to 300 ml and stir. Leave a salt for a few minutes to dissolve the salt water, still stirring. Perform the test, then rinse a sample with clean water. Disadvantages: Not suitable for polystyrene and copal, jewellery (metal, beads string, buckle makes amber to sink). In order to make sure that the flowing material is amber, a hot needle test must be performed.

IR spectroscopy

The most effective scientific method for identifying fossil resin – IR-spectroscopy. Baltic amber is characterized by IR-spectrum segment called “Baltic amber shoulder”.

“Trusted Hands”

There are many methods to distinguish real amber from falsehood, but for person, who has less knowledge about amber, the safest method is to buy amber from “trusted hands”. It is ideal, if a store provides a certificate, proving amber authenticity – you will be sure about your purchase.

Teething help for babies: amber teething necklace;   amber bracelets;   amber teething anklets;

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