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Carved deep blue Amber Bear figurine, one piece carving, 56.9 grams weigh

Lot reference 17027743
Carved deep blue Amber Bear figurine, one piece carving, 56.9 grams weigh

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100% untreated blue/fire Amber - 50 mm high - 90 mm wide

Main Mineral/ Name Meteorite: Amber (fossilized resin)
Weight (in g): 56.9
Origin (Country): Indonesia
Origin (Region/ City): Sumatra
Dimensions (in cm): 9 x 5

Master hand carving of high quality with minute attention to detail.

The UV spectre of sun rays is invisible by naked eye. Uniqueness of Blue amber is in that UV is completely absorbed and does not penetrate or pass through the amber (this phenomenon is called the Usambara Effect). So blue amber «catches the sun». I.e. what is normally invisible - becomes visible. You effectively see the sun in your own window sill or in your display cabinet!

High pressure water-carved from the whole piece of amber, please do not mix up with modified ambers - this is NOT modified, it is a whole piece of the rarest Blue Sumatra Amber. Contains no substitute, no adhesives, no synthetic additives or the like. 100% untreated Blue amber.

Ordered on special commission from the raw material hand-picked by myself from the old stocks - no other one exactly like it exists or would exist.

Amazing deep blue hue seen under normal light and extraordinary on sunset or under the direct sunlight. The blue reflections caused by natural sulphur inclusions are extraordinary: when you look at it (reflecting light) it appears blue, but when through it - displays various «fire» hues and here "full snowfall" - very rare.

In this particular one - when put against the light source - colour plays from orange - to cherry/cognac - to «fire» - to the deepest magnificent surface blue.

Rarest type of Sumatra Amber with deep blue surface hue - no longer available as raw material (Sumatra coal mines of Bukit Barisan mountains where sourced are now exhausted - check it online). NOT pressed, NOT modified, NOT copal (blue copal neither exists nor fluoresces). See our Catawiki feedback for our Amber. No flash/filters used when taking pix.

US Gemmological institute of America' study revealed the blue colour of the Sumatran Amber is the result of surface fluorescence stimulated by UV light. The UV is completely absorbed and does not penetrate or pass through the amber. This phenomenon is called the Usambara Effect. Study of the origins concluded Sumatran blue ambers were produced by the extinct tree species Hymenaea Protera 20 to 40 million years ago.

Import taxes and duties (if any) to be paid by the Buyer. Posted by EMS tracked from Indonesia where I spend the dull British winter.

Gb ruboko  

Feedback score: 94.3%
Reviews given: 74
Member since: February 15, 2016
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    user-2d7c36e June 1, 2018

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    Joli pendentif hélas l'ambre bleue du sujet comme sur la photo n'apparait pas.. Couleur plutot noiratre pourquoi ? Les autres couleurs elles sont réelles et superbes... Un peu decu donc
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    Jhesie May 24, 2018

    Response by seller
    Blue colour seen under direct sunlight as stated in the listing, and this is exactly what makes it unusual - different colours under different light conditions. Please put it under the direct sunlight and (hopefully) you will correct the feedback.
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    Very nice and fine carving.
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    mdjb May 7, 2018

  • Very pleased with the amber, & Oleg was very helpful as the piece took over 3 weeks to arrive after posting date.
    The piece was posted in Indonesia so bear this in mind.

    BARBron April 24, 2018

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    Drabi April 11, 2018

    Response by seller
    Tracking just shows it is in transit having left Jakarta. Parcel being 15 kilo weight with free shipping could not have been posted by air - air price would have been in the region of USD 700. So this is ground/sea shipping. Please give it some more time. Alternatively I can ask the exact location in the Central posr office here if you want me to do so.

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