Wooden Necklace That Sinks

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  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    7712E155-6BEC-4D15-87FB-D36E43DF6555.jpeg 1B7C7688-E20B-4842-9243-58C3DE453E83.jpeg 01440AF4-7C92-46FF-8701-5BB6D14BE065.jpeg 8BD72333-F68B-4133-9667-42E27A5F71BE.jpeg You think it could be agarwood?
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  2. terry5732

    terry5732 Well-Known Member

    I think smell would diagnose that
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  3. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    It’s fragranced. But I’ve heard of fakes with injected oil and inserted weights.
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  5. Trent Grandawood

    Trent Grandawood New Member

    Thank you "Speechless", Trent here from Grandawood, I saw the link from here, these beads are NOT agarwood
    It sinks because of the density and the metal string
  6. judy

    judy Well-Known Member

    Hi Trent!

    Welcome to Antiquers!
  7. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    9E15DBCD-59DF-4161-9169-DE0BDD44C83F.jpeg String is not metal. What other wood with high density sinks?
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  8. Sandra

    Sandra Well-Known Member

    How about Ironwood?
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  9. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Actually, there are plenty of wood that sinks but how many of them have fragrance smell?
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  10. Bev aka thelmasstuff

    Bev aka thelmasstuff Colored pencil artist extraordinaire ;)

    Is it the beads or the string that have scent? It could have permeated the string.
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  11. Trent Grandawood

    Trent Grandawood New Member


    If you enlarged the genuine agarwood beads, you would see something like this

    With agarwood beads, they are hardly solid as if you look at the raw material, you will understand.
    There is no complete black part of the wood log, so why the beads are solid black?


    By solid, I mean the whole black bead, no name and shame here but if you go to eBay, you would often see this "black agarwood" , "kinam wood" , "black eaglewood"
  12. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

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    What do you think of this piece? I have not done the float test
    yet but I think I sense a fragrance. Not strong, so, could be no resin but just natural wood smell or transfered.
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  13. Trent Grandawood

    Trent Grandawood New Member

    Hi kardinalisimo , This is not agarwood. There are many wood fragrance.
    Agarwood (Aquilaria) is very soft, classified as non-timber wood, you can carve a figure out of them but to make a box out of it, it is extremely difficult and impractical as it will break during the process.
    If you use your fingernail to press again the wood, would you feel it is penetrable easily ? does it leave a visible mark?
    Agarwood (Aquilaria) is so soft that if you pressed your finger against it, it will leave a permanent mark
    Again, this is not agarwood :)
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  14. axelrich

    axelrich Active Member

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  15. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Still have not done the float test. Will do today.
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  16. Jivvy

    Jivvy the research is my favorite

    I'm guessing African Blackwood.

    (Oops, I was on the beads)
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  17. Aquitaine

    Aquitaine Is What It IS! But NEVER BORED!

    How about Lignum Vitae....that has a fragrance......:rolleyes:
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  18. Christmasjoy

    Christmasjoy Well-Known Member

    WELCOME Trent !!! ... Joy. :)
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  19. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    54E50ABC-3F6B-4F02-98FD-A56E29B4C155.jpeg AEE4FAF9-0770-490C-9B4E-774886697F95.jpeg 36B05037-1469-42CE-A465-9BDB22A588AB.jpeg 312847EF-1188-4E90-8FF0-640C9B6ED4DB.jpeg B283AA04-A384-41EF-BC08-E840FBBCFD8B.jpeg The necklace feels quite heavy even for having large beads. Will test later if it sinks. No stron odor if any at all.
    @Trent Grandawood
    Wonder if any of those could be agarwood?
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2019
  20. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    92E2C881-5792-422A-91DC-B2044830423E.jpeg 88D3AE17-273C-46CF-AA5E-2AE080D8EA59.jpeg The central bead and two on the left and the right from it sink, the rest don’t.
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