Green Caribbean Amber

When you read that the so-called “Caribbean amber” was “recently found on an unknown small Caribbean Island” you should give it as much factual credibility as the Treasure Island novel by Robert Louis Stevenson. And start thinking of pirates that are after your money.  How about “Pirates of the Caribbean Amber”? This “Caribbean Amber” which comes in greenish tones is nothing else but just artificially colored (pressure, vapor and heat)  Colombian copal. . See: Wikipedia: Caribbean Amber What they have “recently found” was the way to make Colombian Copal look green. Now, this so called and much advertised “Caribbean Amber” made with Colombian Copal is beautiful, clear, well presented, exquisitely mounted.  But it is far from 30 – 50 million years old – probably...

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