Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Help to identify - Again
Your best bet for getting a fair idea of the piece's value would be to take it to a jeweler or lapidary artisan who works amber. It depends on the weight and quality - which has to be judged first-hand. Not from a photograph.
You could also shop around jewelry stores and see what they are getting for pieces of that size and quality, but you won't get as good an idea doing that as you will directly from someone who works amber.
In general it *looks* to me like it is a good piece and should fetch a good price as "raw amber." But whether that means its a $50-dollar stone, or $500 - even $5,000 one I can't say. You need professional help - an *appraisal*. Not an "offer," mind you - but rather a *professional appraisal.*
From Alan - June 05, 2007 at 23:21:06