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Amber Beads

There are two products that people consider amber beads. The first is the machine formed (called pressed amber) product and the second is the hand carved and tumbled natural baltic amber.

There are two products that people consider amber beads. The first is the machine formed (called pressed amber) product and the second is the hand carved and tumbled natural baltic amber.

In this picture you see two examples of rosaries made with tumbled Natural Baltic Amber chips and one made with pressed amber beads. Note the one in the center has beads that are uniformly shaped. The "beads" on the other two are not unifomly shaped. Click on the picture to see a larger image.

There is a video below related to amber beads.

There is a lot of misinformation about amber beads out there. So do be sure to watch the video. It is put here to try to put things in perspective for you.

Also look at Natural Baltic Amber Beads

When you are buying amber, you will find that there are many differences in the product that you get. There are many differences in product that most buyers are not aware of. You are invited to read the tutortial material that we have on the different types of product. It is at About Amber And Types of Amber

One thing is important to note. Uniform, raw amber beads are not available unless you get them custom made. But because they are so expensive, it is a rare buyer to attempts to use them.

You can get tumbled raw amber beads but they are neither uniform in shape or size. These are what you see used in raw amber necklaces.

 

 

 

 

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Here are pictures of pressed amber beads offered by one high quality Polish company. The products that you see here are typical of products sold by Polish companies.

The producer of these products uses 100% pure natural amber only. It has a quality certificate from the Polish Chamber of Amber. They make semi-finished products of pressed amber inclucind specially calibrated balls, cabochons and other tumbled elements which are suitable for jewellery and also for ecological toys, furniture handles, clock-faces and more.

Tumbled amber chips are also available. You can see information about them at Raw And Tumbled Natural Baltic Amber.

To request a quotation on beads from various bead manufacturers, including this one, or to get other help, go to Polish Product Information Center

Also read the Amber Frequently Asked Questions.

For information about the different ways to start a jewelry business , you can go to Hints On Starting An Amber Business.