buyers guide


As Amber is comparatively soft, it should be treated carefully. Contact with hard objects should be avoided as should contact with any chemicals such as perfume or hairspray. It should also be kept away from household cleaners. Amber scratches easily and so should be kept in a soft bag which is not airtight as it needs to ‘breathe’.

Amber can be cleaned in soap and warm (not hot) water and then polished dry with a cloth. If the Amber is old and has lost its lustre, this can sometimes be restored by using olive oil on a soft cloth

Caring for Amber (Summary)

•    Avoid contact with chemicals or hard objects
•    Wash in soap and warm water
•    Polish dry
•    Keep in soft fabric bag