Amber is a natural gemstone, if exposed to sudden changes of temperature or knocked it can be brittle. The safest recommendation therefore is to avoid ultrasonic or steam cleaning and simply use hand warm water and a bit of soap. Wash gently with a soft cloth or toothbrush and pat dry after.
: Amber is neither a crystal nor a mineral but an organic resin, formed from the fossilization of pine tree resin. : Truly ancient , amber stones formed approx 50 million years ago : They often include insect and plant inclusions. : Amber has been used as jewellery since the stone age : Amber is thought to be a great healer with deep connections to nature. : The oldest amber to date is 320 million years old! : Amber holds its own electric charge.