Amber and forgeries
Since man discovered the plastic, the number of amber forgeries has increased dramatically. These forgeries are produced on a large scale all over the world - some are blatantly false while others are brilliant - almost impossible to detect without a very thorough examination and expensive equipment. When you buy amber, always use your common sense and ask:
- How is this inclusion and the types physical appearance different from the inclusion and the type that the seller claims it to be?
Always background check the seller (Is he mentioned on the web? search on his email on google, ask others if they have had bad experiences with that person, possibly send pictures of the item you want to buy to others and hear their views, etc.) If you use these quick tips, you are well on your way to detect a forgery before a possibly expensive purchase.