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Pressed Amber

About pressed amber and the various classes of pressed amber.

There are basically three classes of pressed amber. Each is briefly described below.

Amber Shapes Formed By Pressing

In this case amber is shaped in a press. The raw amber put into the press is shaped out of one nugget.

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This is a very high quality product and used in some of the best jewelry available.

The International Amber Association classifies this as: "Modified Baltic amber (Succinite) – gemstone subjected only to thermal or high-pressure treatment, which changed its physical properties, including the degree of transparency and color, or shaped under similar conditions out of one nugget, previously cut to the required size." See The Official Classification Of Amber Gemstones.

There is a full discussion of amber formed this way at Amber Beads Formed From One Stone

Note the pictures on the right. Click for a larger view. Note that it takes an expert to distinguish these pressed shapes from those cut from a single stone.




Amber Shapes Formed By Combining Pieces With No Additives

Amber shaped this way is perhaps the most common way it is done.

The important words to note here are pieces and no additives.

Pieces covers a vast spectrum. A bead can be formed from as few as two stones, many smaller pieces, meal or powder.

But there are no additives.

The Internationla Amber Association classifies these as Reconstructed (pressed) Baltic amber (Succinite) – gemstone made of Baltic amber pieces pressed in high temperature and under high pressure without additional components. See The Official Classification Of Amber Gemstones.

See Amber Balls

Also Reconstructed Beads And Cabochons


Amber Shapes Formed By Combining Pieces With Additives

The International Amber Association classifies this as: Bonded Baltic amber (Succinite) (doublet, triplet) – gemstone consisting of two or more parts of natural, modified or reconstructed Baltic amber bonded together with the use of the smallest possible amount of a binding agent necessary to join the pieces. See The Official Classification Of Amber Gemstones.


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