"Tibetan artificial amber beads" - from Alibaba - for comparison
Re: Synthetic Amber? -- beadslearner Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Rosanna Post Reply
06/27/2016, 07:15:54

This ad from alibaba shows some beads similar to yours, but not quite the same dark brown color. Place of origin is listed as Nepal, with a price of $98.82 / kg. Material is "synthetic (lab created)", but it is also noted that "Each stone is unique in it's shape. Comes in different sizes." So I suspect the beads are being formed by hand to avoid the appearance of mass production.

Alibaba is a good place to search for all sorts of new production Chinese & Asian beads. The listings are vast though, so it's sometimes hard to find specific beads.

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