Amber is not actually a stone and therefore not cold to the touch, coming from a fossilised tree resin in forests that were flooded by the sea millions of years ago.
Associated with sunlight and warmth, it is a very old custom in various parts of Europe and the Far east for babies and children to wear amber. Baltic Amber is reputed to boost the immune system, reduce inflammation and accelerate the healing of wounds making it a perfect soother for babies and children when teething.
Today we believe that the healing and soothing power of amber is due to two things. When the amber lies on the skin it warms up and this releases succinic acid which is very therapeutic for inflammation and infection. Amber is also believed to create an electro-magnetic field which enhances the human frame of mind.
Naturally the more amber that is worn, the more powerful the therapeutic effect is.