Oh, I forgot that some people have not trained
themselve in amber purchasing. I, well, I've trained
to know the difference. Also, I got my sources from
someone who has/had (he quit selling) good sources.
But, when it comes to rough amber, strung amber
chunks, which is what I prefer, they seldom bother to
fake them; not enough money in it. It's the polished,
finished pieces that you have to check out carefully.
--- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise
> I generally only buy from people I know, who trade
> directly with Eastern
> Europe. But then, I buy all my amber in the SCA. :)
> > While I don't disagree, amber is easily faked with
> modern resins and
> > plastics, and faked amber is big business. On the
> other hand, the
> > fakes are often so good that if you don't know, or
> do know, you can
> > still be a happy customer. You can easily pay
> more for the same fake
> > in a shop. But if you want a really nice piece
> that costs several
> > hundred dollars, watch out.
> > > no, don't go to the shops, they're overpriced;
> > > the nearest pier or hangout spot for folks who
> > > out of bags or trays, or, best of all, go to the
> > > Polish version of the farmer's market/flea
> > >
> > Yahoo! Groups Links
> -- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika
> "History doesn't always repeat itself. Sometimes it
> 'Why don't you ever listen to me?' and lets fly with
> a club."
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