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How to identify genuine wax? Experience sharing of senior players

Today, a netizen asked me how to identify the true and false of wax. Xiaobian looked up some information on the Internet, and then summarized it according to personal experience. Today, let's talk about how to identify authentic wax? Share the experience of senior players.

Methods / steps:

Method 1

We can rely on the handle, the nature of wax mild, summer wear will not be hot, winter wear will not be cold. If it is made of glass or chalcedony, it will feel very heavy. Therefore, some inferior products can be distinguished by the handle.

See if there are stir marks. This kind of pattern is especially like the ring pattern when water is stirred. If there is stirring pattern in wax, it means it is false wax;

Method 2

By listening to the sound, put the wax beads in your hands and gently rub them, you can hear a soft and slightly dull sound, which is the real wax. If the sound is very clear, it may be a counterfeit made of plastic or resin. Test with salt water, soak the wax in 1:4 salt water, the real wax will float in the salt water. But only naked. Amber, light plastic and resin can float, while ordinary plastic, glass, acrylic and bakelite sink.

Method 3

Project ultraviolet, put amber under the detector, it will have fluorescence, light green, green, blue, white and so on. The discoloration of amber and golden cypress is the most obvious, the discoloration of blood cypress and honey wax is not obvious, the more transparent the more obvious, the plastic will not discolor. Spend money to the identification center to do identification, remember to buy amber must ask for the certificate issued by the national CMA certification agency.

Method 4

By smelling the fragrance, the amber has only a very light smell that can hardly be smelled or can not be smelled at all. Therefore, the fragrance from the stall is fake.

It is understood that most of the common yellow beeswax and amber are produced in the Baltic Sea and Northern Europe, where the beeswax has a history of about four or five million years. The real rare beeswax is produced in the Middle East, such as Iran, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Pakistan and Africa. Any color you can imagine depends on the mineral content of the buried geology.