Amber Sterling Silver Tree of Life (Yggdrasill) Earrings
This pair of drop earrings is made of genuine 30+ million year old Baltic amber pieces encased in Sterling Silver with a representation of the Tree of Life, Yggdrasil. the amber is semi-transparent showing off beautiful details within the amber pieces.
Yggdrasill, or the tree of life is an immense tree that is in the centre of Azgard that stretches throughout the nine worlds and extends into the heavens. The are three roots of Yggdrasill, the first in Azgard, the second in Jotunheim (the land of the giants) and the third in Niflheim.
The word amber is derived from Old Norse brísingr, a poetic term for "fire" or "amber" mentioned in the anonymous versified word-lists (þulur) appended to many manuscripts of the Prose Edda, making Brísingamen "gleaming torc", "sunny torc", or the like.
Amber was a valuable commodity that was used by Vikings to be carved into amulets, various pieces of jewellery, beads and spindle whorls.
Amber was collected from the Baltic sea and traded by Vikings all over Europe.