Baltic Amber Necklace and Earrings Set
Necklace: large slices of tri-color natural Baltic Amber terminating in a decorative Sterling Silver S-hook clasp (length - 28.5")
Earrings: small chips of natural honey colored Baltic Amber and Sterling Silver - hanging from Sterling Silver fishhook ear wires (length - 2 3/8")
Amber - Amber has been used in jewelry since the stone age (13,000 years ago) and is the fossilized resin of ancient trees. The oldest amber recovered dates to the Upper Carboniferous period (320 million years ago). The resin has undergone numerous changes over millions of years and the result of this metamorphosis is a gorgeous gem that is used by both scientist and craftsman alike. Baltic amber is among the most sought after amber for jewelry making and is mined in Russia. Amber occurs in a range of different colors, from the typical yellow-orange-brown to a whitish color, pale lemon yellow, brown and almost black. More rarely it can be found in red (also known as cherry amber), green and even blue.
Metaphysical properties: Amber allows the body to heal itself by absorbing and transmuting negative energy into positive energy. It is a sacred stone to Eastern Indians as well as Native Americans and was used in fire ceremonies of ancient tribal leaders. It was also burned in medieval days as a fumigant and incense to clear the environment. Amber helps to calm the nerves and enliven ones disposition. It is used in the connection of the conscious self to universal perfection and helps to bring what is desired to the state of reality. It has been used as a symbol for renewal of marriage vows and to assure promises.