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Blue Amber set in solid 14k gold: earrings, pendant and ring

Lot reference 17933279

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Gold set, total weight 11.1 grams, ring size 18.

Type: Earrings, Pendant, Ring, Set
Material: Amber, Gold
Material Fineness: 14 ct.
Gender: Women
Size: 18 size
Total Weight (in g): 11.1 grams
Condition: Very good condition - slightly used with small signs of wear

The UV spectre of sun rays is invisible by the 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 on your own hand, chest and ears.

Rarity of this set is in combination of wonderful grape-like transparency, "champaign" effect inclusions (also called «full snowfall») and magnificent deepest blue surface hue. Amazing deep blue hue seen under normal light and eye-catching 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 hues and here "full snowfall" or "champaign" effect - very rare.

The Blue Amber cabochons were carved from the raw material hand-picked by myself from the old stocks. As a raw material - this Blue to multicolour Amber is no longer available (Sumatra coal mines of Bukit Burisan mountain range where sourced - exhausted in 2015 - check it online).

Gold work and personalised design craft ordered on special commission to the renowned goldsmiths of Celuk village, Bali - no other set exactly like it exists or would exist. See our Catawiki feedback from the buyers of our deep Blue Amber.

No flash or filters used when taking pix. UV light test pix included, amber passed salt water test before putting in solid silver. Pics taken in various times of day to show the natural play of colours. 

Solid gold is 14k hallmarked in Celuk and chemically/acid tested afterwards for authenticity. 

Please take a note: highly skilled craftsmanship required for the high water pressure/bore polishing/carving of this material with no flaws or flakes. Approx. 80%-90% of material must get wasted to produce one cabochon. I.e. for the cabochon of 10-12 grams in weight - approx. 100 grams of Blue Amber required. 

US Gemological Institute of America’ study revealed the deep Blue colour surface hue of the Sumatran Amber is the result of it's surface fluorescence stimulated by UV light. Study of the origins concluded Sumatran blue 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. Takes 5-7 days to China & Europe, 7-9 to Americas.

Gb ruboko  

Feedback score: 93.8%
Reviews given: 67
Member since: February 15, 2016
  • 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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    Nog niets aangekomen. Tracing is gestopt.
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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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    caiasia April 6, 2018

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    Totally fake ....he sold plastic for ambar.
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    Adamakisangel12 March 20, 2018

    Response by seller
    This is not even worth answering. I asked the Buyer how he came to this conclusion? UV? Floating in fresh water? Not becoming electrostatic after rubbing? No answer. Well, my experience shows that statistically one in a hundred buyers need to be like that. And here he comes.
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    Not import duties, but the costs DHL charges for customs clearance are considerably higher than with EMS Express / Post Aruba. The back is damaged and Buddha have not color-effects as written. Thanks.
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    Paco12tasja March 16, 2018

    Response by seller
    Shipping was exactly as stated in listing - by EMS Indonesia, tracking No proves that. DHL are just their partner in some countries. Import tax does not depend on the courrier and we clearly stated in the listing that it has to be paid by the Buyer, if any. For the damage we didn’t understand.

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