About beads and other shapes made from reconstructed amber.
Most jewelry is made from reconstructed amber.
What is Reconstructed Amber?
The International Amber Association, Gdansk, Poland defines it as follows:
Reconstructed (pressed) Baltic amber (Succinite) – gemstone made of Baltic amber pieces pressed in high temperature and under high pressure without additional components.
One of the most economical and versatile ways of making uniform beads and cabochons is to use the amber reconstruction process.
In one process, small pieces of amber, amber shavings, chips and grains are heated and pressed into molds. The molds can make standard or custom shapes.
In another process, the amber is formed into a block which is then cut and shaped.
Balls can be drilled or undrilled.
By carefully selecting the raw Baltic Amber ingredients, reconstructed amber beads and cabochons can be made in various color patterns and light reflecting capabilities.
Additionally the molding process allow the jeweler to make shapes that one cannot make by tumbling raw amber. For example, reconstruction allows for making beautiful faceted surfaces.
Retailers quickly learn that their customers most often prefer jewelry that is made with reconstructed amber. In short, being uniform in shape and delicately colored as well as delicately sized, it is more attractive to the eye.
The beads are pure Baltic Amber.
Here are some examples of beads made from reconstructed amber.
Because of the beauty of jewelry made with reconstructed amber beads, you will find a good percentage of it in tourist areas and gift shops.
You may buy wholesale quantities of reconstructed Baltic Amber beads by using the contact form below. The minimum order quantity is 1 Kilogram of any bead.
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