Antique Natural Butterscotch Authentic Baltic Amber Necklace. Rare quality and absolutely fabulous! There are 45 genuine amber round graduated polished hand carved beads.
In the Necklace made out of amber stone. They are genuine natural real Baltic amber. NOT Bakelite, NOT plastic, NOT fake, NOT pressed. The total length of the Necklace is 22(57cm) from end to end.
The biggest bead is 5/8(15 mm). The total weight is 43.4 grams. The necklace has been tested and proven/guaranteed to be real amber. Telling real Amber from Plastic forgeries...
Commonly referred to as tree sap, amber is anything but sap. Amber forms from resin and contains succinic acid, or succinite.
Sap is the fluid substance which flows in the heartwood of the tree and provides nutrients to the tree itself. Resin flows beneath the bark and protects the tree when it's wounded by boring insects or loses a branch due to storm damage. Resin flows like syrup and has a distinct piney, sweet smell. The piney, sweet smell is due to chemicals in the substance known as terpenes. When you see a photograph of a mountainous area full of trees, and there is a light, misty cloud hanging over the trees - that is due to these aromatic chemicals being released by the conifer trees.
Time and particular strata that the amber lay in for millions of years help those terpenes break down and escape from the resin, forming amber. Immature amber or copal is a substance in which all the volatile terpenes have not yet left the resin. It's not really difficult to tell real amber from fake plastic or copal. Copal (immature resin) and plastic fake amber do not hold up to solvents.
Take a few drops of acetone (fingernail polish remover) or alcohol and drip it over the surface of your piece. If the surface becomes tacky, or the fluid takes on the honey golden color of the substance, you can bet it's not amber. Amber is not harmed and will not dissolve under these solvents.
"Smell" test with a hot needle point. Smell tests are the most effective because natural amber has a specific smell, which is difficult to obtain when producing falsifications. After heating real Baltic amber diffuses the specific delicate fragrance of pine-tree resins. Falsifications using Copal diffuse the smell of "sweet" resins when heated and those using other materials diffuse the smell of burnt plastic. Amber is buoyant in salt water.That's why it is easy for locals on the Baltic Coast to find it washed up on beaches, especially after storm events. The amber gets stirred up from a layer known as blue earth, which is beneath layers of silt and clay on the ocean floor. To do this test, mix about 1 part salt to 2 parts warm water and dissolve the salt completely. Drop your piece into the mixture.
Various plastics and some copals will sink, while amber floats. O ur offerings include Antique Fine Art, Asian art, Paintings, Jewelry, Engravings, Porcelain, Collectibles, Sculpture, Glassware, Decorative Arts. We have the experience to recognize in paintings the'interesting', the collectable, the decorative and the possible treasures.Thank you for your business. The packaging must be maintained as well as the item. Please check out my other items. The item "Vintage Natural Authentic Baltic Amber Butterscotch Honey Bead Necklace 44 gr" is in sale since Saturday, January 09, 2016. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Retro, Vintage 1930s-1980s\Necklaces & Pendants". The seller is "artisticantiqueunique" and is located in Township of Washington, New Jersey. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Russian federation, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica.