Featured Amber or Orange Jade.

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by daveydempsey, Jan 12, 2018 at 12:33 PM.

  1. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Amber or Orange Jade or some other simulant.

    Sterling silver fob / pendant.

    Hot needle penetrates the reverse, obviously I can`t take it out of the setting to see if it floats in salt water.

    Any other tests ? what you think ?

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  2. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Probably reconstituted Amber in sterling.
     
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  3. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    I read the post after looking at pictures and responding.
    Duh on me:eek:

    Rub vigorously on your blue jeans, then hold it to your face.
    Amber will be hot.
     
  4. Sandra

    Sandra Well-Known Member

    Another friction based test for amber is to rub on jeans and see if it attracts to a single ply piece of tissue.
     
  5. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Tried the rub test and it was just warm on my lips.
    No single tissue to try it on.
    I`ve polished the silver and it has come up amazingly bright.
     
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  6. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Tried the rub test and it was just warm on my lips........

    I've always wanted to try that with Amber.....but alas......;)
     
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  7. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    She'd kick you somewhere.... It looks like sterling and resin from here. Pretty though, almost like sea anemonies.
     
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  8. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Why ?:(
     
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  9. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    You'd have earned it?
     
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  10. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Not if amber said it was ok !!
     
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  11. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    Then why the "alas"?
     
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  12. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    cuz she was out of my league....:(
     
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  13. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Davey, how does it look under UV light?
    It could be pressed amber of the kind widely used in the GDR. That was a mix of real Baltic amber and artificial resin.
    Amber-resin mixes had been made for a long time, but never as convincingly as this, and GDR scientists were very proud of the result. No doubt they got a bonus and a holiday in a state resort on the Baltic coast.;)
    It is often seen in post-1947 Fischland jewellery, like this ring:
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    It is still used in some parts of Northeastern Europe, yours could be a 1980s Polish piece.
     
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  14. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

  15. Ownedbybear

    Ownedbybear Well-Known Member

    It's reconstituted amber and the only definitive test is UV. You'll see a diffuse blue veil be it original or remade.

    Can I rant now about hot needle tests?
     
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  16. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Please do.;) And please go on for as long as you like.:happy:
     
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  17. Marie Forjan

    Marie Forjan Well-Known Member

  18. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

    Please do!
    And what ever you say I will second.
     
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  19. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Moderator Moderator

    Here`s two pics using a UV torch from the back.
    I don`t see much difference.

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  20. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    And the front?
     
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