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Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by MaJa, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. MaJa

    MaJa Active Member

    Dear all,

    a friend of mine has a necklace of some kind of natural beads (some kind of nut?). The beads are quite big, approximately 1in/2-2,5cm in diameter.

    Has anyone an idea maybe? 70B8984D-16ED-467A-81D2-957D1A88DE7A.jpeg CCD2E837-7278-471C-8C7F-CDD2962A3687.jpeg 6572ECD6-757A-4FC4-A50E-E27B86B81C31.jpeg
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Maybe tagua nut? They're nice, MaJa.
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  3. MaJa

    MaJa Active Member

    No, they are not Tagua nuts.

    my friend was told that they are amber. However the Baltic amber looks totally different.

    via Google I have just found Morrocan amber, could it be this?
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  4. KSW

    KSW Well-Known Member

    Does it fluoresce under UV?.
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  5. clutteredcloset49

    clutteredcloset49 Well-Known Member

  6. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    They don't look like amber to me, copal makes more sense with all those cracks. Copal also fluoresces, so you could try UV light on it. A humble UV flashlight will do.:)
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  7. MaJa

    MaJa Active Member

    Thanks for all the help. Will do the test with the UV light!
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