In the early days in Europe most of the jewellery was most beautifully designed and executed – but there were few stones.
Northern Europe, however, had amber. Amber is fossilised tree resin. The amber was washed up on the beaches flanking the North Sea and the Baltic. Enterprising craftsmen began to incorporate the amber into designs. Sometimes the amber was set around its shape and pattern – and other jewellers cut and manipulated to amber to their design.
Now we all know about the metaphysical properties of gemstones minerals and crystals. It does seem important that as we work towards the eleven plus examinations we appreciate the qualities of amber – in that the stone is supposed to provide a calming influence yet it can develop an energising element when required.
So if you deck your child in amber as he or she walks into the eleven plus examination you know that calm feelings will be pulsing through the body. But when the examination starts the energy will flow.
There is a school of thought too that amber helps to stimulate wisdom.
Well, even if you don’t want to gamble your child’s future on the possession of a lucky talisman, you could always try one for yourself. It might just work!