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How amber forms! January 28, 2015

Filed under: pregnancy — naturesmother @ 3:15 pm
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This is interesting!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/fossils/Amber#p00ckj8s

 

Is your amber teething necklace fake or real?

Filed under: pregnancy — naturesmother @ 3:08 pm

How to check if your amber is real! http://www.naturesmother.co.uk

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There are lots of fake amber necklaces on the market. Some are plastic and some are Copal (immature resin).  If you want the soothing effects of the succinic acid, you need the real deal.

Here are a few ways to test if amber is real:

  1. Drip a few drops of acetone (nail polish remover) on the amber.  If the amber goes slightly sticky, or the acetone takes on the colour of the amber – your amber is almost definitely not real.
  2. Try burn your amber (I’m guessing you won’t want to do this on a lovely new necklace!) It will burn like incense and let off a wonderful piney smell. Copal will melt but smell similar to amber. Plastic will melt and smell like chemicals.
  3. I found a wonderful video on youtube to demonstrate this one…enjoy!!

Here at Nature’s Mother you’ll find some genuine beautiful amber necklaces. The baby necklaces…

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