Mermaid Jūratė lived under the Baltic Sea in a beautiful amber castle. She ruled the sea and all of the sea-life. One day a young fisherman named Kastytis was disturbing the peace by catching a lot of fish. Jūratė decided to punish him and restore the peace, but she fell in love with the handsome young fisherman instead. They spent many happy times in her castle under the sea until Perkūnas, the thunder-god, found out that the immortal goddess had fallen in love with a mortal man. He became furious and struck the amber castle. It exploded into millions of pieces. Then Jūratė was chained to the ruins of her castle on the seafloor by Perkūnas.
Nowadays, we often find little pieces of amber washed ashore on the pristine beaches of Lithuania. According to an old folk tale, the pieces of amber we find are the tears the underwater goddess Jurate, crying for Kastytis, her lost love.
We are happy to share with You a natural beauty of history in format of beautiful unique amber necklaces which helps our babies. Enjoy!
Around 60 million years ago, vast forests of prehistoric pine trees grew in the present location of the Baltic Sea. The climate was warm, damp and these forests were a habitat of many different kinds of life that had survived the extinction of the dinosaurs. Eventually the climate cooled, forcing the extinction of the pines, but the resin stayed buried underground and slowly hardened into amber. Over millions of years, what once was forest became sea and strong currents, rivers and glaciers carried amber deposits to the eastern shores of the Baltic Sea.
Baltic Amber and it’s Healing Properties
Warm skin releases the active ingredient in amber which is succinic acid, providing anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects – perfect to soothe a teething baby. Scientific research has shown that succinic acid has a positive affect on the human body. It improves immunity and the balance of acids when absorbed into the bloodstream and stimulates the thyroid glands to help reduce drooling and soothes the inflamed cheeks of teething infants. Baltic amber contains the highest percentage of this healing compound in the world. It boost the immune system, reduces inflammation and acts as a natural analgesic.