Real Or Fake: Testing Amber Jewelry

Love anything amber, but not sure how to tell if it’s real? Learn how here and always know whether you’re getting plastic or the real deal!

There’s something about amber that’s incredibly beautiful. The variety of colors you can find, the fossilized look to it…it’s just magical. We love collecting amber jewelry, but feel like it’s sort of always a crapshoot to buy it from a yard sale or estate sale – we never know if we’re buying the real thing(!) or if it’s just plastic. Lucky for us, Scrapperella shows us the tips and tricks to ascertain whether that necklace we just bought is real or not! Depending on whether you’ve got individual beads or a full strand of ’em, really all you need is some toilet paper, or fresh and salt water, to figure it out. Happy shopping, everyone!