Baltic Amber stone stretch bracelet natural genuine greenish transparent color men's women's unisex unique jewelry 16gr. FREE SHIPPING 2403

Baltic Amber stone stretch bracelet natural genuine greenish transparent color men's women's unisex unique jewelry 16gr. FREE SHIPPING 2403

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Greenish / transparent color natural genuine real Baltic Amber gemstone stretchable bracelet authentic men's women's unisex jewelry.

Ruler in the pictures is in centimeters. Scales shows weight in grams.

This item is 100% natural Baltic Amber.

You get the exact item that you see in the pictures.

Condition: New. Please take a look at the pictures.

Material: Baltic Amber.

Color: Greenish / transparent.

Approximate stone measurements:

smallest stone: 11 x 10 x 9 millimeters / 0.43 x 0.39 x 0.35 inches

biggest stone: 16 x 16 x 15 millimeters / 63 x 0.63 x 0.59 inches

Bracelet size:

internal diameter: 5 centimeters / 2 inches

internal circumference (length): 16 centimeters / 6.25 inches

Total weight: 16 grams.

Item location: Vilnius, Lithuania.

Shipping & Packaging: by Lithuanian post service. I dispatch the items within 2 working days after getting a payment. Post to Worldwide, the item reach the buyer within 10-30 days. Worldwide shipping is always and forever FREE for all my shop items! Parcel will be marked as a Gift, international buyers are responsible for duties, customs and taxes in their country. The item will come packed safely.

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What is the Baltic Amber?

Amber is solidified resin of conifers. According to the scientists, Baltic Amber formed 50 million years ago during Eocene epoch, when the massive subtropical forests were growing in The Baltic Sea Catchment Basin. Fallen resin with the lapse of time has naturally solidified and deteriorated into amber due to processes of oxidation and polymerization. Most of it have been collected by the running rivers and drifted to the Baltic Sea. Plants, insects and other wildlife tailings have been adhered to the drifting resin. Plants and organisms inside amber are called inclusions. It is believed that during Eocene epoch subtropical forests could produce approximately 100,000 tons of amber. Baltic Amber consist a great amount of succinate (amber acid), therefore it is called succinite.



How to identify true amber?

Nowadays the price of a natural amber constantly raises. This causes massive amber counterfeiting. I will briefly describe the most popular and commonly-used falsifications of amber and the ways to identify true amber.



commonly-used falsifications:

Glass

Glass is quite unpopular material for counterfeiting amber for a very simple reason. Glass is heavier, harder, colder and incombustible.

Copal

Copal is a resinous substances in an intermediate stage of polymerization. Generally it is young resin (1000 to 1 million years). Melting temperature of copal is low comparing to amber. It may also have natural inclusions, but usually they are falsified.

Phenolic resin

Phenolic resin is a synthetic resin produced in artificial way. Generally phenolic resin beads are identical to each other in shape, colour and looks ‘too perfect’.

Celluloid

Celluloid is regarded to be the first thermoplastic. Usually it is yellow and cloudy and looks similar to the true amber.

Casein

Casein is a plastic made from cows milk. It is a little bit heavier than amber and have cloudy, turbid yellow colour.

Modern plastic (polyester, polystyrene)

Optically this substitute can hardly be distinguished because with it authentic amber colors and limpidity can be obtained. Falsified inclusions are too big and clearly seen, usually inserted in the very center of plastic.



Identification tests:

There are many various ways to identify true amber. I will describe only two ways which are the most suitable for domestic conditions. So here we go:



1) Flotation test



Mix 15ml of table salt with 100ml of water. Dissolve salt in water by stirring. As salt is completely dissolved, drop the piece of amber into the mixture. Note that some additional components of jewellery such as string, fastener etc. can drown the amber due to big weight. Amber, copal and some sorts of plastic should float in such mixture whereas glass and other plastics sink.





2) "Hot needle" test



Take a needle and heat it over the flame (use pincers to avoid skin burns). Stick a heated needle into an imperceptible place in amber. Copal and amber diffuses definite pine-tree resin smell whereas other sorts of fake amber (plastic etc.) will smell like burning plastic. However, amber is fragile and it does not melt. Sticking with a hot needle you will notice some cracks, while a needle will pierce plastic and copal without cracking it. The “hot needle” test is the most effective way to identify true amber and it does not require any sophisticated equipment. The only negative of this test is the slight mark of burning remains which is irreparable.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Baltic Amber?

Amber is solidified resin of conifers. Baltic Amber formed 50 million years ago during Eocene epoch, when the massive subtropical forests were growing in The Baltic Sea Catchment Basin. Fallen resin with the lapse of time has naturally solidified and deteriorated into amber due to processes of oxidation and polymerization. Most of it have been collected by the running rivers and drifted to the Baltic Sea. Plants, insects and other wildlife tailings have been adhered to the drifting resin. Plants and organisms inside amber are called inclusions. It is believed that during Eocene epoch subtropical forests could produce 100,000 tons of amber. Baltic Amber consist a great amount of succinate (amber acid), therefore it is called succinite.

What are most common Amber falsifications?

Glass
It is heavier, harder, colder and incombustible.

Copal
Generally it is young resin (1000 to 1 million years). Melting temperature is low comparing to amber. It may also have natural inclusions, but usually they are falsified.

Phenolic resin
It is a synthetic resin. Generally these beads are identical to each other in shape, color and looks ‘too perfect’.

Celluloid
it is regarded to be the first thermoplastic. Usually it is yellow and cloudy and looks similar to the amber.

Casein
it is a plastic made from cows milk. A little heavier than amber and have cloudy, turbid yellow color.

Modern plastics
Optically this substitute can hardly be distinguished because with it authentic amber colors and limpidity can be obtained.

How to identify true amber?

There are many various ways to identify true amber. Flotation test "Hot needle" test are two ways which are the most suitable for domestic conditions. Please read following answers where I will explain how to use these methods.

How "Flotation test" works?

Mix 15ml of table salt with 100ml of water. Dissolve salt in water by stirring. As salt is completely dissolved, drop the piece of amber into the mixture. Note that some additional components of jewellery such as string, fastener etc. can drown the amber due to big weight. Amber, copal and some sorts of plastic should float in such mixture whereas glass and other plastics sink.

How "Hot needle test" works?

Take a needle and heat it over the flame (use pincers to avoid skin burns). Stick a heated needle into an imperceptible place in amber. Copal and amber diffuses definite pine-tree resin smell whereas other sorts of fake amber (plastic etc.) will smell like burning plastic. However, amber is fragile and it does not melt. Sticking with a hot needle you will notice some cracks, while a needle will pierce plastic and copal without cracking it. The “hot needle” test is the most effective way to identify true amber and it does not require any sophisticated equipment. The only negative of this test is the slight mark of burning remains which is irreparable.

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