When it comes to teething, most parents are willing to try every cure available on the market to relieve their little one’s pain. In Canada, thanks to Pure Hazelwood, hazelwood teething necklaces have been adopted by many families. But what sets them apart from amber teething necklaces?
Navigate through this section to get more information about the numerous differences between hazelwood and amber.
|Hazelwood necklace||Amber Necklace|
|What’s it made of||Twigs of hazelwood, decorative beads (glass, wood, natural gemstones or metal)||Amber (fossilized pine resin)|
|Colour||Many colors available, from light pink quartz to midnight blue lapis lazuli, in alternance with plain hazelwood||Varies from a very pale yellow to an opaque, blackish brown|
|Shape||Standardized hazel wood beads, often combined with round, delicate beads (3mm for babies)||Big, roughly-shaped nuggets, beans or chips (usually 4-6 mm)|
|Weight||Density twice as light compared to amber; children won’t even feel the necklace on their skin||Pretty heavy for a baby, who might get tempted to play with the necklace or tug on it|
|Scientific research||Have demonstrated that the hazel wood is very rich in polyphenols and have antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects||No scientific evidence that there is a real interaction between amber and the human body|
|How does it work||Works like a patch when in contact with the skin: releases the polyphenols through sweat||Different theories: one says that amber could emit negative ions to regulate energy circulation in the body; body heat could also allow the essential oils contained in amber to leave the stones and act on the body|
|Authenticity||100 % natural hazel wood from the Canadian Boreal Forest||Due to the rarity of amber, many conterfeit pieces made of plastic, copal or other minerals are marketed under names evocative of real amber; even the beads that come with a “Certificate of Authenticity” are not 100% Baltic amber, only inclusions|
|Safety||Pure Hazelwood baby necklaces meet all Canadian, European & American safety requirements for children’s jewelry||Depends on the company, but most of the times, the tests were done a few years ago; the safety standards have gone stricter since then, especially when it comes to strangulation & chocking|
|More information||R&D section at www.purehazelwood.com; research has been conducted by Pure Hazelwood & still continues to this day||Very hard to find legit evidence, despite the fact that amber necklaces are on the market since forever|