.

Original Message:   Re: copal? new or old?
I am not very knowledgable about amber, but to me they look like some type of plastic or resin beads that are newly made. Especially the ones with the metal repairs make me weary. Old and treasured amber beads sometimes have been repaired, but it is now something that is copied rather crudely in fake amber beads. From what I can tell (again, not very knowledgable about amber) these types of fakes are pretty abundant in Morocco and I have seen them in Tucson too.I do not think they are copal, for the reasons that Rosanna stated in her reply.

I also do not think they match the 'new generation fakes' that Red is referring to in the article, she describes sliced beads, and not these oval ones. I think I may have seen some of these types of fakes in Beijing, and will post pictures later.

Copyright 2019
All rights reserved by Bead Collector Network and its users

BackPost Reply

 Name

  Register
 Password
 E-Mail  
 Subject  
  Private Reply   Make all replies private  


 Message

HTML tags allowed in message body.   Browser view     Display HTML as text.
 Link URL
 Link Title
 Image URL
 Attachment file (<256 kb)
 Attachment file (<256 kb)