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 Post subject: 'Faceted' amber
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 4:20 am 
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Bitterfeld amber from Goitsche, Bitterfeld, Anhalt-Saxony, GERMANY
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Indonesian amber from Sukabumi, West Java, INDONESIA
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 Post subject: Re: 'Faceted' amber
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:31 pm 
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Wow! This is the first time I see faceted amber. 8)

Is any amber facetable or only certain material from certain location like Bitterfeld?

What types of laps do people use for cutting and polishing it?

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 Post subject: Re: 'Faceted' amber
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 12:35 pm 
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I have seen faceted amber beads on the market for decades.
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OK, thomasset, you win....that's the coolest pic of the day!


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 Post subject: Re: 'Faceted' amber
PostPosted: Mon Dec 27, 2010 6:17 pm 
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8) definitely, the coolest pic, thomasset!! in the pics, you can see part of the ant (?) in the facets, lol!! awesome!!


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That is a TOTALLY KEWL pic!

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mhuynh wrote:
Wow! This is the first time I see faceted amber. 8)

Is any amber facetable or only certain material from certain location like Bitterfeld?

What types of laps do people use for cutting and polishing it?



Baltic, Bitterfeld, Ukrainian, Dominican etc is suitable. I usually facet with several grits of sandpaper sheets on flat surface. If I have a facetron, I can facet better than the sandpaper.
Actually most amber can be facet as long as its transparent and no cracks. Even a soft and brittle dinosaur age amber can be facet
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thomasset, you have one great faceted Dominican amber with ant. Dominican is soft and you successfully facet it well.


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Now that is a cool inclusion!!!!


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I love it


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COOL stone, Roberte!!! CONGRATS!!!! 8) :D
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 Post subject: Re: 'Faceted' amber
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That ant presentation is awesome, it looks like he is trying to swim out...for 25 million years, imagine that!!


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