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 Post subject: Re: 'Faceted' amber
PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:18 am 
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First: All the pieces shown here are awesome!

I just wanted to share this, to show that faceted amber has been around for a long time. I recently inherited this amber necklace that once belonged to my great-great-grandmother, which means it's from the middle of the 19th century. Sadly not all of it's previous owners have treated it well and all the beads have hairline cracks. Still - it's a very beautiful heirloom and highly valued by me.
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 Post subject: Re: 'Faceted' amber
PostPosted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 11:16 pm 
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Thomasset that is so cool. Now that makes me want to find some amber to facet.


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I love the clasp. Looks like Archaeological Revival mid 1800s.
Yes, the beads are also terrific.


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 Post subject: Re: 'Faceted' amber
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:57 am 
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Hairline cracks can occur just by the oxidizing of the surface. I'm sure the color was more yellow when these beads where new. Oxidizing makes them deeper in tone.

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Not faceted but fluted. Mexican Chiapas amber

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 28, 2015 2:36 pm 
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Nice Dave!

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