About amber beeswax
About amber beeswax
First of all, the store mainly emphasizes that the natural amber beeswax will gradually change the anti-flower effect as it is worn, and it will change with the passage of time. This process is naturally worn for a few weeks. The wearer can detect it, which is impossible for other gems. For you, this is a magical organic gem that will change with people's growth. This is one of the biggest charms of amber beeswax. According to the current market, the price of pure natural beeswax is more and more expensive, and it has the effect of appreciation. The baking process allows people to enjoy the rapid growth of beeswax, and also loses a lot of happiness in the process of playing the patina, without having to pursue the ultimate in quality, any amber beeswax will finally bring you a pleasant change.
The definition of baking color: Put the natural beeswax or pressed beeswax into the electric oven equipment, keep a certain constant temperature, accelerate the oxidation of the amber beeswax to yellow, and the color becomes darker. The baking time is from ten days to a month or even longer, and the accelerated oxidation effect is compared with the effect of natural oxidation. If the color of one month of baking is natural oxidation, it takes at least ten years.
Baking color (heat treatment) is defined as the “optimization method” in the name of Chinese national standard GB/T16552-2011 jewellery and jade. This is a “traditional, acceptable treatment method”, which can be sold without prior explanation. "Natural" amber products for sale. That is to say, the sale of baked beeswax does not have to inform the consumer that the honey wax has been processed. Optimized baking amber, after optimization, still belongs to the natural category, you can issue a certificate, also write natural amber.
After polishing the baked layer of the skin, the real look will appear. The amber beeswax used for baking are generally low-end amber waxes, many miscellaneous and cracked, and baked, especially dark-colored, which can well cover the amber wax. Placed in the natural amber category, the baked amber beeswax is inexpensive and placed in the low-end amber beeswax for baking. The baking amber increases the cost of the process and the price is higher than the natural low-end amber. Beeswax.
Baking color requires large machines, technology, and maintenance fees. If the electricity bill is on, it will not stop for 24 hours. Of course, it will not be sold to you at a low price. Optimization When not optimized to sell, cheap when selling at high prices, the pit is the buyer.
Let’s look at the baking color:
The time change of baking color:
Original amber beeswax
After 7-15 days (the honey is solid, the color is deep)
15-30 days later (beginning to change chicken red)
More than a month (I can't see the inclusions, it's old old beeswax)
Let’s take a look at the changes in baking color to make old beeswax.
New wax bracelet (before roasting)
The effect of the same string of baked colors (below) - the so-called "old wax" in the market!
(Will the leather shell of the baked bracelet be sanded off with sandpaper, what effect would it be? - see the picture below)
The three beads were "smashed" under the baked skin, still light yellow!
The blood amber in natural amber is a very important species. Buddhism also often uses blood and blood to make utensils such as beads and bracelets. Now the most popular natural blood is the blood of Burma, but most of Burma’s blood color. gray. Impurities are also relatively large and the number is relatively rare, so now the blood on the market is artificially baked to turn gold peper into blood, especially the blood of the Baltic Sea is basically artificially baked.
The baking process of amber is to make the red organic layer of the amber surface oxidized under a certain temperature and pressure to produce a red oxidized thin layer, which makes the color of amber more beautiful. The amber baking process and the purification process are basically similar. The difference is that when the gas composition in the pressure furnace changes, a small amount of oxygen is added to the inside, which is beneficial to the oxidation reaction, and the longer the heating time is. And the higher the oxygen content, the darker the color of the blood. The deep red color in the blood smear masks the impurities inside the amber and sometimes masks the sterility of the amber. Now, the finished products of the blood are usually made of amber semi-finished products.
There are even more powerful machines, only unexpected, no business can not do. The pressure furnace can be filled with an inert gas as needed to adjust the redox atmosphere in the furnace to achieve the desired skin color of the amber baking. Warm and pressurize the color. This treatment method can even compact the amber rough, and the internal cracks heal, the skin becomes thinner and the color becomes darker. This type of equipment is often used in treatments such as "pressing", "pressing", and "pressing" commonly found in amber.
This is a piece of "yellow sand" material. The skin is rough and cracked. After the "baking" of the pressure furnace, the crack disappears and the skin becomes thinner. After baking, it becomes black leather.
Conclusion: In fact, the new beeswax is not baked, the surface will be oxidized over time, and the color will become darker and yellower. It's just that this process often takes time, which is one of the charms of playing amber wax.
The so-called new amber beeswax, also relatively speaking, the newly polished amber beeswax, the color is also very rich in blue, yellow, white, transparent, red, black, purple, can meet the The color has any requirements for people.
There are also many choices of wax, transparent, translucent, and opaque.
The pattern is changeable and any pattern may appear.
Amber efficacy, beeswax effect, amber beauty are not mentioned here.
1. Due to the large market demand, most of the "old beeswax" are baked.
2, baking color is an optimization means, the sale does not need to be declared in advance, and can also issue a certificate.
3. Because there is more than one process of "new wax" which is not baked, the "old wax" of the baked color is more expensive than the "new wax" which is not baked.
4, correctly understand the baking color beeswax, make choices according to needs.
5, any valuable gemstone jewelry, there should be no leakage mentality before thoroughly understanding, the savvy that has never been sold.