Amber beaded necklace

Feb 03, 2021. 23:27 UTC
Amber Beaded Necklace
Dana
United States of America

Category
Amber jewelry

Acquired from
Inherited

For sale
Maybe
Description

11 1/4" long, Largest beed 3/4" Windells graduating to 7/16" wide. Not sure of origin.

Provenance

Inherited from Mother-In-Law who traveled the world.

Answered within 6 days
Feb 10, 09:59 UTC
By Leah I.

Fair Market Value

$150 - $200 USD

Insurance Value

$350 USD
What does this mean?

Thank you for contacting Mearto.

Thank you for contacting Mearto. This necklace is strung with graduated round beads. It appears to have a plastic screw-type clasp.

Usually amber is not as regular in color. It will have more light and dark variation.

There are a few ways that you can test to see if it's real. One test to see if this is amber or plastic/glass is to put it in a cup of salt water. Amber floats, other materials sink. Another way to know if it is real amber or imitation glass: amber is very light and feels more like plastic to the touch. Glass is heavy and cold. One more way to test authenticity is to shine UV light (a black light) on the piece. If it glows, it’s real amber.

If the amber is real, the Fair Market Value is between $150 and $200.

If the necklace is glass or plastic, it is worth more like $30 to $50.

I am marking the “conditional” box above, indicating that I am writing the Fair Market Value for REAL amber beads.

This is a conditional appraisal, which means that we have not verified the authenticity of this item. Click here to learn more about the authentication resources that Mearto offers.

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