How To Identify Amber | How do I know if my Baltic Amber is fake or real?


If you want to know how to identify amber, this post is worth 2 minutes of your reading. 

We definitely should buy original, genuine product with a Certificate of Authenticity. Only original amber will have its healing effect on your body.

baltic amber certificate of authenticity

But if you feel like checking on your own if your amber piece is genuine we advise you to do these two tests depending on which type of jewelry you have.

Test 1: How To Identify Amber which does not contain any metal ornaments?

If your Baltic Amber jewelry does not contain any silver or gold plated elements it is very easy to test it. To do so, mix together a solution of 1 part salt to 2 parts water. [For example, you could use 1/3 cup salt to 2/3 cup water.] Dissolve the salt completely and drop your necklace or bracelet in the mixture. Plastic and glass will sink, while true Baltic Amber will float. You can also rub the necklace against a piece of cloth to see if it causes the cloth to become static enough to pick up paper. Static increases the likelihood you have real Baltic Amber. 

    • Put the amber necklace into a glass of salted water. Genuine Amber will not sink.

      amber teething necklace authenticity test in salted water, genuine baltic amber

     

    Test 2: How To Identify Amber which contains metal ornaments?

    If your Baltic Amber jewelry contains silver or any other metal items you can still check if it is fake or real. You need a UV Flashlight:

    uv flashlight to identify if amber is fake or real

    below you can see milky pendant:

    how to identify if amber is fake or real

    and here the same one when using UV Flashlight:

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    Watch this video and see how we test our amber jewelry:

     

     

    How To Identify Amber - Bonus TIP:

    To confirm you have purchased the real deal, you can also try this solution: Rub the amber against a piece of cloth to see if it causes the cloth to become static enough to pick up paper. Static increases the likelihood you have real Baltic amber.


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