A for Amber heart, in the Blogging from A to Z.
In the past, people believed that amber would protect you from ghosts and trolls.
I fell in love with this little amber heart in the online jewellery collection of Nordiska Museet in Stockholm. That is the very collection that inspired me to pick this theme for the A to Z: online jewellery collections.
“Amber heart, hanging on white silk ribbon” is how it’s described in the museum archive, with an additional note “to hang around the neck to stay protected from ghosts or trolls”. It was handed in to the museum in April 1917 by Mrs Hanna Jönsson.
That is all I know about it.
This seems to be a good start for a blogging challenge. I now put this heart around my neck. Not much has changed. It’s a wild world out there and we still have to be aware of trolls.