Since I recently read about a new class of faux amber beads from Morocco, I have been looking forward to seeing them in real life.
This past weekend I attended the Bead Society Bazaar in Los Angeles, and one of my friends who sells beads had several necklaces of these beads. (I am assuming these are the same as those being discussed, since I have not seen these beads before.) Although I thought they were expensive, I was interested in buying a necklace, and selected the one that was the most like actual Baltic amber in color and diaphaneity--being butter-yellow. My friend gave me a very decent price break, for which I was grateful.
I haven't returned home yet, so I have not pursued any tests--but I will do this when I have an opportunity.
In the meantime, I did snap a few photos with my cell phone, that I will post here.
The other necklaces were darker, brown or reddish--some with somewhat different shapes.
Sarah, please confirm if these beads are those you have discussed here.
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