How to tell whether or not amber is real

How to tell if amber is real

1. Does it melt? Real amber will not melt when heated, but plastic will.

2. Take the acetone test – put a small amount of nail polish remover on a make up pad and rub it on the surface of the bead – real amber will not be damaged.

How to tell if amber is real

 

How to tell if amber is real

 

3. Does it float in salt water? Add half a cup of salt to one cup of water and mix well. If the bead sinks, it’s not amber.

How to tell if amber is real

How to tell if amber is real

How to tell if amber is real

 

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