The truth is I don’t know anything about Amber but when I saw an amber beaded necklace on OnlineAuction.com I knew I had to get my bidding paddle out and win these! What better way to learn then when you are all the way committed?
I read Amber is a gemstone being used since the ice age? Wow! Organic material belonging to the vegetable family hmm… no kidding. A hardened fossilized species of pine. These trees grew around 45 million years ago, in forests located in the European mainland, which is known to us today as the Baltic region.
I guess there are many plastic imitations, but these can be tested by putting the gemstone in saturated salt solution, one made of plastic or other material will sink, the natural gemstone will float! Also, if heated, the Amber bead will emit a sweet smell a bead made of some other material will be pungent. I read also that real Amber Beads could have positive effects on my personality and life! Sheesh, I guess I should of bought some Amber beads years ago! LOL!