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What are the different types of Amber textures? Raw - Frosted - Polished

Raw - Frosted - Polished oh my!   What are all these types of Amber and how are they made? In its natural state Amber has a rough outer coating which is known as raw.☀️ Amber jewelers then use a fine bit sander to remove some of this outer coating to create Frosted Amber which is a soft matte finish. ☀️ To create polished Amber the jeweler continues to sand off the outer layer to reveal Amber’s shiny center! Sometimes this look is also created through a tumbling process. ☀️ The term polished can be deceiving as no coating is added to the Amber beads. Ambers center is naturally shiny and the sanding process just removes the outer layers to...

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What is Baltic Amber?

WHAT IS B A L T I C A M B E R ?⠀Ever wonder what Baltic Amber is? Millions of years ago the Baltic Sea region in Europe was a forest of evergreen trees. These trees produces a resin that seeped from it. This resin resisted thousands of years of decay and was preserved under ocean sediment. The extreme weight of the ocean sediment placed great pressure on the resin and turned it into the Amber we have today! So unlike other gemstones such as Diamonds and Agate, Amber is an organic material made of living things and was not created via geological processes! Pretty neat huh? BUT THATS NOT EVEN THE COOLEST PART!⠀ Due to the fact that...

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