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Amber Laboratory

Check if your amber is real! Research on amber products using the reliable infrared spectroscopy method!

We encourage you to check the authenticity of Baltic amber and products made from it on the only spectrometer in Kraków - and one of three used for this purpose in Poland.

Currently, finding the authenticity of amber is more and more difficult due to the increasingly perfect imitations that are difficult to recognize. The victims of these dishonest practices are not only the final customers, but also the owners of jewelry stores and showrooms, who do not have access to research equipment.

Such machine - a reliable, modern NICOLET iS10 spectrometer with ATR adapter - is available in the Amber Laboratory operating at the Amber Museum in Krakow at ul. St. John 2. This method uses light in the mid-infrared range, which, bouncing off the outer surface of the sample, causes vibrations of bonds between atoms, which are recorded as the spectral chart characteristic of a given substance.

The tests are confirmed by a special certificate signed by the Amber Portal amber.com.pl. The certificate is in English, you will find there information such as: weight, color, additional materials used in the jewelry product (type and probe of metal) and annotation on the known modification processes that the amber was subjected to. Attachments attached to the certificate are a photo of the tested product and a spectral printout with information on how the sample matches (in%) to succinite standards.

The market price for the test is PLN 30 per item, while the cost of the test with issuing a certificate is PLN 50.

If more tests are ordered, discounts are provided;
10-20 samples - examination 25 PLN /item, with a certificate 45 PLN / piece;
21-30 samples - testing 20 PLN /item, with a certificate 40 PLN /item;
31-50 samples - examination PLN 15 / item, with a certificate PLN 35 / item;
> 50 samples - examination PLN 10 / item, with a certificate PLN 30 / item

 

We will dispel the doubts of those who buy amber, and those who sell it.

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AMBER MUSEUM

The Amber Museum is located in the heart of Cracow, in the immediate neighbourhood of the Market Square.

We would like to invite everyone to visit us, we are open all week, from 9 am to 8 pm.

Admission free.

Please arrange group visits in advance, so we are able prepare for your visit properly.