Lemon-, honey-, cherry-coloured

Event duration:
from 27 November 2019 to 27 December 2019

The most part of the extracted amber is not good enough to use it in jewellery or lapidary without prior treatment. That is why the significant part of amber undergoes various processing to improve its quality by means of changing its physical characteristics (transparency, colour, density, and size).

Amber having stratiform structure, with cracks and impurities i processed during 15 to 16 hours in special autoclaves for the purpose of making it lighter, solider and tougher. At the end of this process, there is transparent yellow amber.

However amber of different colour is in demand at the market, especially popular is that having sparkles inside. They are often called "shuck". The process of getting this shuck also takes place in autoclaves aiming to emphasise decorative qualities of amber.

To make amber of various shades – clear-lemony, honey, cherry, or almost black – amber is heated up to the temperature 100-200 degrees. Depending on the intensity of temperature exposure, amber gets darker.

All the ways of industrial processing of amber aim to make it more solid and various in its transparency and colours. That is the reason, why we see such diversity of colours of Baltic amber in show cases of shops.

Written by Anna Smirnova, photos by Andranik Manukian
 

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