Throughout history & in the mists of pre-history we wore pendants & amulets for protection & good luck. Amber was among the first of these to be picked up at the ocean's edge, along with shells, starfish, sand dollars. Taken home & treasured. What we love about amber pendants is that they really do seem to carry a feeling. When I put one on, not only do I feel more presentable & polished to the outside world, but my own inside world somehow feels a little better too.