Amber Jewelry

How to Spot Fake Amber

3 tests that can identify if your amber is real

Ah amber, it’s in such high demand that often people will try to sell fakes! The nerve of some people. There are even cases of people drilling holes in the fake amber, putting an insect, or in some cases even a frog or a lizard in the replica stone, and then filling it back up, and claiming its a rare piece of amber with a wonderful specimen trapped inside it. It’s not easy to distinguish real amber from fakes, but we have some tests you can preform...

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Posted in Amber Jewelry by Arina Anashkina

Have you ever seen the original Jurassic Park movie? The concept is based on the whimsical idea that scientists can clone Dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures that have been trapped in fossilized amber by extracting their preserved DNA.

Jurassic Park Screenshot of Juanito Rostagno Holding AmberJuanito Rostagno, proprietor of the Mano de Dios Amber Mine in the Jurassic Park movie.

 

While this idea may have been far-fetched at the time it was written, scientists today are using amber to learn some pretty interesting things. In the Discover Magazine ar...

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How to Clean Amber Jewelry

Because amber is brittle and soft by nature, it is vulnerable to chipping and scratching. Avoid wearing your amber jewelry while performing heavy labor or tasks that could put your jewelry in danger of impact. Also, try to avoid storing your amber with other metals and stones that could scratch it. Some people keep each piece of amber in its own cloth or plastic bag to prevent the stone from getting scratched.

Another thing to watch out for is the sterling silver, as it is naturally susceptible t...

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Massive Gemstone Unearthed in Russia

No, not amber... a very rare colored diamond!

When you think of diamonds, what part of the world do you think about? Alaska? Canada? Africa?

Well, from approximately 1969 until 1999, Australia was the world leader in terms of amount of diamonds being mined within the country. During these years Botswana and Russia were second and third respectively in terms of diamond production. In 1998 all of the known Australian deposits had been all but depleted, while new deposits were being discovered at a r...

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The Perfect Amber Ring

Amber Ring

When choosing a ring that you want to fit perfectly, it is crucial to the length and size of fingers…

For example, long aristocratic fingers studded with massive rings with large stones, look unnatural – these rings are more suitable for girls with wider fingers. Another important factor is also the length of the nails. If you keep long nails, your fingers will seem longer too, thus you can go a little bit bigger. Some other ring advice? Decide where you are going to be wear...

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Unique Amber Objects

Fans and fanatics of amber! Take a look at some very unique amber objects!

(Not including amber jewelry or common carved amber art objects such as amber statuettes)

1. Amber Dice

Not too practical, considering amber's ability to scratch or break easily when thrown around... but pretty cool nonetheless. (Found on Etsy)

Dice made from Amber

2. Amber Tea Cups

Again, not too practical, but definitely wonderful!

Amber Tea Cup

3. Amber Model Ship

An amber model of the Vasa (or Wasa), a Swedish warship that sank during its maiden voyage in 162...

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Posted in Russian Fun Amber Jewelry by Lindsey Mae

When Amber Meets Turquoise

Question

What happens when beautiful Baltic Sea Russian Amber gets paired with authentic Stabilized Southwest Turquoise in jewelries?

Answer

Outstanding, unique, and exciting necklaces are created for the fashion-forward kind of girl to wear!

 

Amber Beads Necklaces with Turquoise

Amber and Turquoise Necklace - Close Up

The Russian Store has quite a few necklaces with amber and turquoise together. All the necklaces were made by hand; many with hand-tied knots between each stone. Some of the necklaces are mainly all honey-colored amber wit...

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Posted in Amber Jewelry Turquoise Jewelry by Lindsey Mae

What is my Ring Size?

How To Figure Out Your Ring Size Online

1. Grab a string or a small strip of paper to wrap around your finger where the ring would go.
2. Mark the point where the two ends meet.
3. Measure the string or paper against a ruler.
4. Compare the length to the chart below.

Ring Size Conversion Chart

Ring Size Length in Inches Length in mm 4 1/2 1 7/8 48 5 1 15/16 49 5 1/2 2 50 6 2 1/16 51 6 1/2 2 1/8 53 7 2 3...Read More
Posted in Amber Jewelry Gemstone Jewelry Turquoise Jewelry by Arina Anashkina

Amber jewelry has long been collected and worn by women all over the world. The beautiful color variations and shapes make each piece of amber jewelry a beautiful piece of art to be enjoyed, but what makes Russian amber in particular so in demand?

What exactly is Amber?

Amber is a wholly-organic material derived from the resin of living trees. More specifically, amber is the fossilized resin from ancient forests. Amber is not produced from tree sap, but rather from tree resin. This aromatic resin ...

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Amber Colors

There are over 300 different shades of amber. We catalog all of our amber into 6 major colors: Honey, green, cherry, cognac, citrine, and butterscotch.

The Six Colors of Amber

1. Honey Amber

Honey amber is by far the most common color. This orange hue can be either dark or light, and have many inclusions or none. Some of our honey amber is so dark in color that people sometimes mistake it for cherry or cognac amber. Conversely, some of our honey amber is so light and bright that people mistake it f...

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The Legends of Amber

Though scientists argued about the origin of amber for years, ordinary people were sure it was all about magic. There are quite a few legends that tell us interesting stories about how amber could appear. I will share some of them with you.

Amber: the legend

Legend about Phaeton

We can read about Phaeton's life and death in Ovid's Metamorphosis. Here is a brief story. Phaeton was the son of Helios, the god of Sun. Once he asked Helios to let him ride his chariot for a day. His father tried to persu...

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The allure and beauty of amber is obvious, its charm is unmistakable, and it’s been that way for thousands of years. But what makes amber so dramatically different from other precious stones? Is amber even considered a stone? Let's answer some questions about amber to find out!

What is amber?

It seems unbelievable, but scientists actually argued a lot about it! Some thought it was some kind of a mineral or ancient honey that solidified with time. In the 19th century the scientists finally found ou...

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