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Identifying Amber with Tank007 UV Flashlight

Identifying Amber with Tank007 UV Flashlight


Identification of amber with a UV flashlight online posts so much, whether is true or false? In fact, without those unscrupulous manufacturers to come up with so many fake amber, we do not worry to buy fake amber. Whether UV flashlight 365nm 395nm, 1W or 3W, TANK007 sharing articles on networks and some of their own experience with  micro friends. Hope to get more valuable advice.
Identification of amber with a UV flashlight I personally think it is a very effective way, but because of varying light UV flashlight on the market today, there has been no unified reference standards, today my personal understanding of UV flashlight to amber identification for everyone reference.
Selection 1. UV flashlight: UV flashlight has long medium short three kinds wave, that is our common wavelength between 320nm-400nm longwave UV flashlight, this flashlight often use to money money, do fishing lights, I recommend TANK007 UV flashlight TK566 which adopt imported led with specific wavelength, the strongest fluorescence effect of this flashlight, and purple color covering most shallow for us to accurately determine the color of amber autofluorescence.
2. Now let us look at the fluorescent light effect of different areas amber

The graph we can see that the fluorescent effect of Burmese gold blue amber is deepest, dark blue color due to different monitors will have color difference, I put the RGB color data available to everyone can go back to their own comparison
Myanmar Golden Blue amber: R31, G71, B202 plus or minus 10
Followed by Domi blue amber, R24, G76, B175 plus or minus 10
Mexico amber, visually fluorescent blue-green, R75, G149, B220
Last is the Polish amber, presented visually fluorescent green, R78, G108, B110
Currently on the market with a lot of Mexican amber to impersonate Domi blue amber to sell to earn high profits, although both presented on a black background under blue is very similar, but in contrast under UV flashlight will be presented its true colors, and that we will need to prepare to buy a UV flashlight, not afraid to have been taken in.
For each friends who play amber, UV flashlight is a must, not only can be used to distinguish between amber and other materials such as plastic or the like, can also amber varieties, origin, year, etc. have great help. In this paper, simple discussion use of UV flashlight, other identification means temporarily not within the scope of the discussion.
A: no fluorescence reaction certainly do not amber
Analyzing this situation, it is necessary to observe whether the object itself has a thick oxide layer and ore parcel layer because amber if after a very long years, Patricia body surface oxidation is severe, the fluorescence reaction will be very weak, If a package is a relatively thick layer of ore, then almost no fluorescence response. Encounter this situation, the most straightforward approach is appropriate to the epidermis polished look, so wrapped up in the oxide layer which Perot body exposed, and then irradiated with UV flashlight, can more easily judge. In other words, if the object surface is smooth and clean, and there is no excessive oxidation, so there is definitely a fluorescence reaction. If no fluorescence reaction, it must be a plastic.

Burmese amber, side part is not completely peeled skin has no fluorescence
Two: How to use violet flashlight to distinguish amber, rosin or copal.
A fluorescent reaction of rosin is dark green, fluorescent reaction is weak.
2, natural amber has stronger fluorescent reaction, such as Haipo pale green fluorescence, mineral amber blue fluorescence.
3, most of the copal basically there is no fluorescence response.
Three: How to use violet flashlight to judge amber origin.
1, the Baltic countries by the middle of “Haipo” that is our country called “beeswax”, ore grinding, and just peeled out of the finished machining, light green fluorescent reaction.
Baltic amber fluorescent left, right is blue-white fluorescence Burmese amber
2, Dominica amber mainly gold green amber, amber, blue, green, sky blue amber, etc., to determine their differences, needs to use daylight, white torch to the reference judge under black or white light condition ,simple UV flashlight is not easy to distinguish. blue sky amber has blue and white fluorescent reaction, revealing blue white light, fluorescence and bright blue. Refreshing the finished material, the edge will be a little touch of green, depending on the material purity, impurity content vary. Blue, green amber, amber gold green fluorescence is blue, but blue fluorescence is deeper darker than sky blue. gold green fluorescent, some lighter.

3, Mexico, mainly amber gold green and amber blue green, fluorescence reaction similar to Domi. comparable to Domi Blue sky material is rare.


4, Myanmar amber varieties, such as the general Burmese amber brown amber, gold amber, gold and blue amber and so on, the fluorescent reaction was blue and white, compared to Domi and Mexico gold amber, gold green amber, the blue was very thorough , as long as a comparison, it is easy to distinguish them. Myanmar blood amber fluorescent reaction is dark green.


Burmese amber brown amber fluorescent


Myanmar blood amber fluorescent, high carved part of dark green, the part after being worn blue and white
5, instead of the market in Fushun amber varieties, fluorescent reaction is dark green.
Four: how to use UV flashlight judge whether the amber suppression
Amber is now getting superb optimization techniques, some optimization Amber also has fluorescent reaction, the key to distinguish whether optimization is to rely on careful observation of repression and judgment. Optimized amber, fluorescence response will be weakened. Optimization deeper, fluorescent weaker, until it disappears.
For example Haipo, not optimized, the fluorescence reaction is obvious pale green, translucent kind of light green. After mild pressure clean technology optimization, if not to do comparison with no optimization of ore, it is almost not see much difference come. But a comparison, it is obviously weaker than the non-optimized material. Depth optimization, bake again pressed Haipo,no fluorescence response, the difference is obvious.

Baltic amber color grilled, roasted color section below
In addition, the amber can be observed carefully with the UV flashlight whether flow pattern is normal, pressing the material through UV flashlight to observe, to see the rules of the massive joint surface, no suppression of amber, natural and smooth flowing lines, there will be a natural bent radians. This would need more contrast observed accumulation of experience for the job, it’s not easy to express in words alone。