Ainanani is a Hawaiian name meaning “beautiful land”, from the elements aina, meaning “land” and nani, meaning “beauty”. The semi-polished ammonites originate from Madagascar and are at least 100 millions years old. They used to inhabit the world’s oceans as a shelled cephalopod, usually appearing in a coiled, spiral shape. The extinction of ammonites coincided with the extinction of dinosaurs. They now appear as fossils in marine rocks. It is said that the original discus used by the ancient Greeks in their Olympics was in fact a fossilised ammonite.
Ammonites are regarded to have protective qualities and dispel negative energy. In feng shui, they are believed to promote the flow of chi through the body. This results in stimulation of good luck that attracts wealth, increases wisdom, and generates creativity.
Natural Baltic Amber (among the world’s finest) provides a gorgeous warm glow to the iridescent brown ammonites. It is a fossilised sap from prehistoric trees that grew as far back as almost 50 million years ago and is mined in the Baltic Sea. It ranges in tones of translucent golden caramel to opaque buttery yellow.
At the height of the Roman Empire, Amber was called “Gold of the North” and was traded far and wide. It is known to contain succinic acid, a powerful therapeutic substance believed to block pain and reduce inflammation. Baltic Amber is still prised today for its beauty and belief that it draws out negative energy, lessens depression and anxiety.
Take pleasure in the exclusivity of this Ainanani Necklace, knowing that its fascinating components are millions of years old!