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Costume Jewelry7999 of 9068Amber Unusual charm bracelet matching earrings perhaps Cuban?
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    Posted 10 years ago

    kerrycz
    (42 items)

    I brought this Amber piece to an auction house and they said it once was all Amber but since was melted down to put this insect in then rehardened. When they rehardened it wasnt all Amber anymore. Does that make sense to anyone?

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    Comments

    1. davyd286, 10 years ago
      Yes, it's done a lot now. Genuine large size amber is rare and expensive, so manufacturers use amber dust/waist and matching color or clear resin as a bonding element to create large pieces. Inclusions of insects are often added in the process. The manufactured piece may test positively as amber because, after all, it contains natural tree resin.
    2. vintagemad vintagemad, 10 years ago
      Still a cool piece & totally wearable, how big is it?
    3. glassiaire, 10 years ago
      Very Very Nice!
    4. jimborasco jimborasco, 10 years ago
      kerry, doesn't make sense to me, either. But, it's a really nice piece, nonetheless. Jimbo

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