How to Care for Amber

How to take care of & clean your Amber Jewelry


Amber is defined as “fossilized tree resin (not sap), which has been appreciated for its color and natural organic beauty since Neolithic times. Amber is used as an ingredient in perfumes, as a healing agent in folk medicine, and as jewelry. There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical constituents. Because it originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material as inclusions.”
Now to keep your Amber Jewelry looking as new as the day you bought it, there are 7 important things to remember.


Consider these as the 7 Golden Rules of how to take care of Amber.

  1. Never leave your amber under any type of direct sunlight. This is important to do, because if you leave your amber in direct sunlight for many hours it may cloud up. This effect is virtually irreversible. It is okay to wear your Amber in the    sun though.
  2. Always apply your perfume, lotion, hairspray, or any other chemical before putting on your jewelry. We say to do this so that you don’t get your amber dirty quickly, and because some mixes of chemicals, when not soaked into the skin,  can have a negative effect on amber.
  3. When cleaning your home, or doing laundry, and working with harsh chemicals, try to wear rubber gloves or take off your jewelry. Harsh chemicals may have a negative effect on your amber. It is okay though to wash your dishes with  your jewelry on if you are using just soap and water.
  4. Store your amber in separate plastic bags, usually the bag you bought it in, to protect it from touching any other jewelry. By doing this you are making sure your amber will not scratch, chip, or break in any way.
  5. When cleaning your jewelry, to do it quickly, just take a silver polishing cloth, and rub it over the amber and silver. This is the best way to clean your amber.
  6. Never use any type of chemical or steam cleaning on your amber. Some chemicals have no effect on amber, but some can deteriorate your piece and deform it. Try to stay away from chemicals.
  7. The best way to clean your amber is by using a silver cloth, soap and lukewarm water with a toothbrush, toothpaste, and olive oil. To see how to quickly clean your pieces safely, please watch the video below, or click here .



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