Natural amber floats in salt water. Amber is relatively resistant to alcohol and solvents - while almost all plastics are destroyed by contact with acetone. By placing a drop of ether, solvent, or 95% ethyl alcohol on the surface of amber, you will not see any reactions. Real amber will not break up and become sticky.
Some plastics do not react with alcohol, but dissolve in acetone. Glass fakes do not react with any of these reagents. But the copal will be hopelessly spoiled by any reagent!Do not get involved in chemical experiments with the front side of amber jewelry. With prolonged exposure to reagents and on natural amber, spots may remain. Usually 3-5 seconds is enough to recognize a fake. Place a very hot metal object, such as a needle, on the non-face side of the stone. Artificial material will immediately reveal itself as a pungent and unpleasant odor. Natural amber always smells extremely pleasant - pine, rosin or church incense. Or maybe not smell at all. Among the main qualities of amber is the ability to attract villi and small pieces after intense friction on wool or silk. In the light of an ultraviolet lamp, amber luminesces to one degree or another. In transparent samples, a bluish glow of different intensities is visible. With a decrease in the transparency of the stone, the glow effect weakens. Smoky translucent amber luminesces in a pale blue color. Synthetic resin based on Bakelite in the ultraviolet rays is inert, casein simulations glow yellow. The item "Natural Baltic Amber Rosary Islamic Prayer 33 Beads Olive 43g" is in sale since Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Loose Diamonds & Gemstones\Loose Gemstones\Amber". The seller is "nuraanna_l" and is located in Ukraine. This item can be shipped worldwide.