My Maternal Grandmother had an interesting piece of jewelry. I recall when it was purchased for her. I found it among some old jewelry that my Mom put up for sale. I took it out and said "I remember this" Mom said "Well so do I. I think I will keep it for a little while longer" So I pinned it to her shirt.
There are 18 stones...she had 12 children...it is a bit of a mystery. My Uncle and Aunt that were born last are November babies...topaz...so there should be two amber colored stones side by side....so it is still a mystery...I do recall how thrilled my grandmother was to receive this gift....perhaps that is enough.