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Is there a way to verify that an amber stone is real and not a fake one?

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asked Mar 1, 2017 by donandcolleen5 (120 points)

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Fossilized tree resin or sap. Unique color between orange and gold. Somebody else can tell maybe, I cannot. Some fake or imitation jewelry is made of glass and/or plastic. It is said that amber will float in salt water, most fakes will sink.
answered Mar 2, 2017 by Weasel (57,580 points)
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There is a test, but it is (minimally) destructive. A hot point (such as a heated pin) touched to an unobtrusive area of amber will smell like incense.  Plastic smells acrid.
answered Jun 6, 2018 by anonymous