If you are born in April, you’re probably a natural-born leader. You are passionate, tenacious and assertive and ambitious, with a determination to reach your goals. Whether you are a fiery Aries or a well-grounded Taurus, we love Amber as a Bohemian birthstone for April.
Unlike the traditional birthstone for April; Diamond, Amber is a relatively soft botanical resin that ranges in warm hues of golden yellow, honey gold, burnt orange and dark ochre. The myth that Amber is pure, solidified sunlight captured beneath the earth and sea makes it the perfect representation of the essence of life. As history shows, ancient Amber was often referred to as ‘drops of sun’ or ‘tears from the gods.’
Used in healing and energy work for millions of years, beyond the Middle Ages, Amber is said to enhance the body’s ability to heal itself and align our energies to soothe and calm. With the ability to promote positive thinking, this talisman is ideal for cleansing the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras.
The ‘Gold of the Sea’ is a most coveted treasure of protection and beauty. Amber was traditionally known as a protective stone for children, and throughout history was strung as beads and placed around their neck to keep them from harm, and reduce teething pain.