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Long and Heavy Pressed Amber Necklace

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Amber18 of 20Large Amber and Sterling RingPressed Amber Vintage Choker Necklace
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    Posted 2 years ago

    freiheit
    (1109 items)

    This necklace is my latest addition to my little jewelry. When I bought it, it was falling apart. I bought some silk string and fixed it up.

    The necklace has a weight of 148 grams and is almost 24 inches long.

    I also got a matching stretch bracelet, but I still have to work on it. The elastic needs to be replaces because it is totally worn out.

    The two other necklaces are also pressed amber. I didn't know this because I tested them for Bakelite when I first got them. I did so before cleaning them and therefore got a light yellow result. Guess what, it was wrong! It was just dirt, I guess! I found out the hard way because in the summer I went to an outdoor antique market and a vendor complemented me on my beautiful pressed amber necklaces. Thinking that she must know what she was talking about, I went home and re-tested my necklaces: No Bakelite but the rubbing test indicated amber! After that I compared them with some examples at an antique mall, and I am reasonable sure that the vendor was correct.

    Any comments are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks for looking:)

    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 2 years ago
      Is pressed amber to amber like cultured pearls are to pearls? Love all these by the way!
    2. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      I am not sure, Mary. I think they take amber pieces and heat and mold them. The result cam be quite pretty. But, of course, the real thing would be much better:)
    3. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, aura and Efesgirl:)
    4. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Many thanks, blunderbuss2:)
    5. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Thanks so much for all of your love:
      aura,
      kyratango,
      TassieDevil,
      mikelv85,
      bijoucaillouvintage,
      Hel1,
      blunderbuss2,
      valentino97, and
      Efesgirl :)
    6. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Correction: The necklace is almost 24 inches long when closed, therefore, when it is open, the length is rather around 47 inches. I wore it yesterday and it is long, really long:)
    7. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 2 years ago
      Sounds like it's long enough to triple it around! Looks amber to me ;)
    8. freiheit freiheit, 2 years ago
      Yes, shareurpassion, it is rather long:)

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