This is Amber. She feels like she needs a PLASTIC SURGERY. What do you think?
The Greek word plastikos means to form or mold. Without any doubt, plastic Surgeons are the artists of the medical profession.
There is reconstructive plastic surgery that corrects defects on face or body. And there is Cosmetic (or aesthetic) plastic surgery that alters a part of the body that the person is not satisfied with. In both cases the purpose is to cure, heal or hide a (real or imaginary) defect.
Oh, yes, Amber will look beautiful after her operations… if everything turns out well, that is. But will she be natural? Does NATURAL AMBER need a plastic surgery? In this blog we will consider this question and the pro and con’s of Amber’s Treatments. No, not the girl’s, but modifications of the fossilized resin gem stone called “amber”.
First: You only need to “improve” something that is faulty or not completely what it should be.
Second: When you do it, you declare at the same time that the material is not suitable to be used “as is”.
Here is the surprise:
Of all the amber of different origins, the much proclaimed Baltic amber gets most of the treatments. Why? Is it really so ugly by nature that it needs to be improved? (We don’t think so!) Or is it just a way of throwing cheap, faulty amber at the unaware public, proclaiming it as the real thing, although it is not suitable and fit as jewelry and therefore needs all kinds of changes, “enhancements” and modifications?
This what we learned from the Poland Chamber of Commerce:
“Natural Baltic Amber – Amber as it comes from nature. It is generally uneven in color. And it is almost always uneven in shape. It comes from the Baltic Region.
Natural Baltic amber is used in high quality fashion jewelry and art creations. It is asymmetrical, not always uniformly colored, sometimes has imperfections and looks like something that would have been shaped by nature and not man.”
Makes sense, right? But now the surprise:
” Today modern technology has allowed the remanufacture of this mass of low-quality amber rejects to be remanufactured into appealing pieces that are passed off as natural Baltic amber.”
Matter of fact, the same Poland Chamber of Commerce also writes:
“Unpressed Natural Baltic amber beads are not available because it is not possible to manufacture them either reliably or within any reasonable price range. Amber is a tender gemstone and does not lend itself to machine work and to hand make uniformly round beads from natural Baltic amber is out of the realm of reasonableness and cost.”
Surprised? Feel cheated? Sounds like plastic surgery?
Want to learn more about it? Enjoy this informative web site. To clear misunderstandings. There is nothing against the art of making the best out of everything. But no one wants to buy a pig in a poke (bait and switch). It’s just not fair business practice. Customers deserve to know what they get for their money.
Besides exposing deceitful practices, this site also gives you an idea where to get guaranteed ONLY NATURAL amber, not treated, enhanced, improved and reconstructed in any way.