Learn about Amber

Strictly speaking amber is not a stone but a fossilized resin. It can have interesting inclusions such as plants, insects and even lizards! If these inclusions are still present amber can be very valuable. Amber is commonly heat treated and it should be assumed that stones we use are heat treated unless otherwise specified. The stone measures 2.5 on the Mohs scale of hardness so is very soft and can be easily scratched. Amber can be cut in to interesting shapes. Beads can be a composite material which is a treatment that involves a combining the ground or sections of gemstone which are then bonded with resin to create a smooth and even colour or for an interesting pattern or sometimes to improve durability.   Find out more....

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