Baltic amber nuggets with a .925 Sterling Silver Tree of Life pendant on .925 Sterling Silver chain in a necklace and earrings set.
The necklace measures 42cm with a 3cm pendant drop, approx.
The earrings have a Baltic Amber nugget and a small sterling silver Tree of Life disc. The are on a sterling silver ball stud with butterfly backs. The earrings are approx. 25 cm in length.
All metal is .925 Sterling Silver. Nickel and lead free.
Handmade in Co Roscommon, Ireland.
Amber is a fossilized tree resin, rather than a gemstone. Relics of abundant flora and fauna life occur as inclusions trapped within the resin while the resin was still fresh. It has been appreciated for its colour and beauty since Neolithic times. It was once believed to be drops of sun, tears of the gods. Amber has long been used in jewellery and has been used for its healing properties since time of the ancient Greeks.
Amber was used as a protective stone for children and was prized for helping reduce teething pain. It is said to be good for alleviating stress and increasing energy levels.
There are many books and internet sites with information about amber.
The ‘Tree of Life ‘ symbol is found in some version in most cultures, religions and belief systems. Whether it is interpreted as meaning life, family, togetherness, oneness with the universe or just an interesting design is up to the wearer.