How to Polish Amber

Let’s polish amber! Amber is a soft, organic gem and as such, it can be worked entirely by hand… cut, sawn, scraped, drilled, sanded, filed, carved, and polished… so it’s not surprising that many hand worked amber specimens from ancient times have been found all over the world. Here in San Cristobal de Las Casas, Chiapas,

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Properties of Amber

Amber Properties and Qualities Amber is a wondrous and time honored gem revered for it’s golden beauty and mysterious qualities. It is the fossilized tree resin from forests that lived 22-60 million years ago, and it is said that there is a ray of ancient sunlight captured in every piece. The existence of amber is alchemy at

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Christmas Sale 25% off all Carlos Preciat Carvings

We have many carvings in Mexican amber, from the world renowned artist – Carlos Preciat. From now until Christmas we are offering 25% off the retail price of Carlos’ carvings on our eBay sites. If you go through this website we will even consider larger discounts (just hit our ‘make an offer’ button)! http://samoraminerals.com/carlos-preciat-master-sculptor/ Carlos

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