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 Post subject: reliable source for a piece of amber?
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:51 pm 
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My brother in law has asked me to make a single earring out of amber for him. I can cut and polish it, but I would like to fins a reliable supplier. I know that there is a LOT of fakes out there, and am looking for a supplier that I can trust.

I am only looking for a small piece, laybe something that will finish in the 8-10mm range.

If it had an interesting something in it, that would be an added plus, but I know it would dive up the cost.

He is looking for a traditional amber.

Thanks, I did search for the topic but did not find a post.


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 Post subject: Re: reliable source for a piece of amber?
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 8:52 pm 
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while there are a lot of fakes out there, the real stuff isn't very expensive. If there is a nearby natural history museum, they might have some you can buy. (There is one in Raleigh that always seems to have some.) I haven't found it very hard to find some with (very tiny) insects in it that I am pretty certain is real.


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 Post subject: Re: reliable source for a piece of amber?
PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 11:12 pm 
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Thanks, I will check.


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 Post subject: Re: reliable source for a piece of amber?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:29 pm 
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ask:

http://ambre.jaune.free.fr/

http://www.mexicanamber.org.uk/amber5.php


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 Post subject: Re: reliable source for a piece of amber?
PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:26 pm 
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Thanks for the references.

One of the members at our rock club offered me a few pieces that they had, so I now have a few pieces to play with. Thanks for the recommendations.


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glad you got some. I just bought a little over a pound of some very nice stuff from the former president of our local Rock Club.


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I got 3 small pieces, I hope to get one earring out if it :)

I will try and update this with a pic when I get it cut and polished.


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