Safety Information and Guidelines
Necklaces, bracelets and anklets are for wearing and NOT for chewing
The Amber Necklaces and Bracelets we sell incorporate the following safety features:
We do not sell bean or olive shaped amber for children as it splits easily and becomes sharp and is also a choking hazard as it is larger.
They are fastened with a plastic screw barrel clasp that is designed to break if pulled.
Metal clasps are not allowed for use with children as they will not release if needed.
Magnetic clasps are also dangerous if swallowed by a child and we do not sell these either.
What happens when they break if pulled?
If you receive a faulty item or the clasp releases too soon please contact us to arrange an exchange.
We always replace faulty or broken items and have a 365 day return policy.
Small beads and knotted between each bead
As it is composed of small parts, amber is not suitable for children under 36 months.
Children over 36 months must wear it under close adult supervision
As per trading standards labelling requirements and general product safety regulations, all items are supplied with a care leaflet and instructions.
Please read it carefully.
With the proper care, this beautiful amber will last a life time and can be passed through the generations
We at Love Amber x have had our amber jewellery independently tested in the UK by an accredited laboratory.
Our amber jewellery has been tested for chemicals and heavy metals, and passes EN71-3:2013 (Safety test for chemicals and heavy metals).
Our necklaces and anklets are not toys and are not sold with the intention of being used as toys.
EU Toy safety regulations EN-71-1 states necklaces and anklets are not suitable to use as toys for children under 36 months.
Testing for Fake Amber
Sadly the market has been flooded with fake amber. Amber jewellery is easy to fake using plastic or copal (immature amber).
We only sell genuine certified amber from a supplier we have been using for years. Certificates are also available to view on request.
The first indicator of a possible fake is the price. Real amber is not cheap and is getting more difficult to find.
There are a number of tests you can perform to check if your amber products are real.
The Rubbing Test
This is the simplest and safest test. Wrap the necklace in a soft cloth and rub rub rub – if it’s true amber it will become electrostatically charged enough to pick up small pieces of paper. Copal will not take on an electrostatic charge and may become sticky.
The Alcohol Test
Both copal and plastic will deteriorate when they come into contact with a solvent. “Plastics are quickly attacked by alcohol (95% ethyl alcohol), acetone (100%), and ether. A few drops of acetone (fingernail polish remover) or alcohol dripped over the surface of the piece will reveal if it holds up to the solvent. If the surface becomes tacky, it’s not amber. Amber will not feel tacky or dissolve under these solvents.”