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"It is truly a pleasure to utilize my skills and experience as an appraiser and have the opportunity to interact with so many collectors of high-quality art and antiques on a daily basis. Since I began my career in online appraisals with Auctionata and Paddle8 several years ago, I've been consistently impressed with the ways that new technology allow specialists like myself to appraise items more efficiently. These days, Mearto is leading the way and setting higher industry standards for accuracy and transparency."

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What is my Amber jewelry worth

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Amber jewelry Appraisals

Amber is a unique and beautiful piece of natural polymer out of resin of prehistoric pine trees. It can be expensive when it is exquisite or even contain rare inclusions such as plants and insects that are preserved for years already.

Such amber, when it comes to jewelry, never get into the bottom list, as it is a refined piece and all natural. It is in fact categorized as a natural jewelry, ever since people in the ancient times noted the beauty of amber up to the present days.

The natural baltic amber is incomparable when it comes to elegance with its exceptionally fine jewelry accessory. Compared to other precious and rare jewelry made from metal and minerals, amber is naturally alive. Colors of amber jewelry makes it more stunning and even radiating its beauty with many different distinctions from clear to opaque. Amber colors can also be designed as a combination of two or so to create a pattern with rich and regal designs and styles.
 

How much is amber worth?

Amber jewelry are unquestionably pricey. Those pieces containing any inserts or plants as inclusions are definitely more priced than plain clean pieces with no inclusions in it. One good example is the amber cabochons with no insect inclusions. It costs only a few dollars per piece, while pieces with easily seen or complete insect or plant specimens were sold for thousands of dollars higher.

How to Identify and Value Baltic Amber

There are factors to consider on how to identify and value your baltic amber. It is chiefly determined by its color, clarity, shape and the size of the nugget.

Color
Amber in reddish color is more valuable than the golden amber, which is more valuable than yellow amber. However, it is rarely that strong fluorescence can give amber a bluish or greenish appearance, which when attractive can be highly valuable.
Clarity
Amber that is transparent is more valuable than the cloudy one. Jewellers make use of an interesting plant or animal inclusion to add to the value to this kind of amber specimen.
Shape
Amber is available in different shapes depending on the style and design. It is commonly polished into a free-form shape that follows the original shape of the rough. It might then be set into jewelry or drilled for stringing. Cutting styles for amber include beads, cabochons, and free-form polished pieces. The price and value depends on which jewelry will each amber falls, such as if it is a necklace, a set or so.
Size
Amber has a lower relative density than salt water so it can feel very light, even in large sizes. This makes it possible to use fairly large sizes in amber jewelry. The larger the size of the amber, the more pricey it becomes.

Is Baltic amber worth more than amber from other places?

Baltic amber is generally more expensive than Dominican amber. 

How Can I tell the value of my amber necklace?

The value of amber necklaces can be determined by its color. The clear lemon-yellow, or the cognac-coloured amber is the favorite by most jewellers. It is also called the trinket amber by some expert jewellers. And it is really expensive. It also has gems that are of nice natural shape which often used in pendant that are either be with or without carvings or any refinements.

The transparency of amber necklaces is also another thing. It is like a rule of thumb. Those pieces with rich primary colors are always been valued. But sometimes above rarer hues. For example, a piece of egg-yolk tint are more pricy than those perfectly clear pieces without inclusions. Semi-transparent amber necklaces of hazy or waxy quality is also another type of premium amber. 

Amber Quality Factors – GIA

It is no question that jewelry can last hundreds of years and amber jewelry is of no exception. It can even be a great inheritance for the generations to come. However, to keep the amber quality last longer, there is only one thing you should do, but to keep each amber jewelry in its perfect storage conditions. 

This is basically because the stone is very soft. You may not know it but it is easier to scratch or chip than other precious stones, like diamonds. It is even better to keep your amber jewelry wrapped in a soft cloth each piece to prevent it from rubbing against each other.
 

Fake vs Real Amber

In the modern world, there are thousands of ways to fake one thing from the original, and even for amber jewelries. In fact, there are several tests and techniques used to differentiate fake from the real, but even specialists mistakenly spot one from the other.So here’s one point, to differentiate a glass from an amber, always take note that a glass is heavier, harder and colder compared to an amber. Meanwhile, a copal is softer, easier to get scratched and it even melts at low temperature.
 

Fake amber inclusions 

Nowadays, there are a lot of fake amber industries comprised with relatively smart and inventive people. One way for them to provide fake amber inclusion include involves cutting a section from one end of a real piece of amber. So, there is a resultant space which is then drilled where an inclusion can be placed, an insect or an animal. Animals used are usually alive but only dies after the procedure and when molded with molted resin already. This section is removed and placed back inside the stone and immediately glued with a similar liquid resin. With this you can have a physically the same piece of true amber that nobody can negate its fakeness.

How to choose and buy amber?

For every jewellry buyer, the most important thing to consider before buying one is to find the genuine product. There are available online resources to use as a research tool before diving into the market for you to note which one is better from the other. There are undeniably an ocean of fake amber in the market, anywhere in fact, so it best to always make sure the original natural amber is the one you catch so to make your investment worthy. 

What first time buyers need to know

For every first time buyer, the most important thing you need to know is how to maintain the value and exquisiteness of your amber. Amber is soft and fragile, so it requires gentle treatment. You do not need to clean your amber jewelry with abrasive jewelry cleaners or wearing it while being highly active. To clean your amber, rub it with a soft cloth. Avoid spraying with hairspray or perfume, and apply these products sparingly where amber could come into contact with them.


Also called the Danish gold, amber is the fossilized resin of ancient pine tress that is used by humans since approximately 16.000 years. Amber can be used to make jewelry, statues, Buddha figures, paperweights and all kind of home decorations. The highest valued ambers are large, light in color, clear and with visible insect inclusions such as mosquitos. The intensity of the hue in the color of amber is very important in determining the market price, as strong vivid colors are sold for higher prices. Professional appraisers also use spectroscopes and refractive index tests to assess the color quality with precision. Amber necklaces, earrings, bracelets and all decorative objects should be valued by a specialized valuation expert in order to determine an accurate market price. If you want to find amber appraisal, fill out our form and send us detailed photographs of the item.

Amber jewelry FAQ

If I submit amber jewelry for appraisal, am I obligated to sell the amber jewelry?

No! We will only appraise your amber but can help you find the right auction house to sell your amber

When will I get my amber appraisal?

We guarantee your amber appraisal within 48 hours on weekdays, but most often it is faster.

Can I ask the specialist a question about the value of my amber or other stuff?

Our amber specialist are here to help you and they will happily answer your questions about the amber value

Can you appraise any kind of amber?

We offer you the chance to get an expert to review your amber online - Baltic amber, amber jewelry etc.

What happens after I receive the amber appraisal?

You then have an experts opinion on the value and a description from an expert