Let`s Talk about Amber!

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Gem Talk: Talking about Amber

By: Dale “Cougar” Armstrong


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    Sheila Nelson

    October 12, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Hi there,

    I truly enjoyed Dale “Cougar” Armstrong’s discussion on Amber. I have always loved Amber, and am a fan of Jurasic Park as well, so the information had personal connection for me. Dale is a down to earth speaker who is easy to listen too and obviously a very knowledgable artisan. I will look forward to more videos by Dale on other stones. I would enjoy one on Garnets very much.

    Thank YOu,
    Sheila Nelson

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    Patsy Hughes

    October 12, 2009 at 2:07 pm


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    October 12, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Most informative clip on amber. I am enjoying your site. Keep up the good work. Lynn

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    Jessie MacD Adams

    October 12, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Thanks for the workshop on amber; it’s nice to know that you can learn something new every day
    Just to let you know- RBC’s don’t contain a nucleus. They are manufactured in the bone marrow so dino DNA wouldn’t exsist in them.

    How about a follow up on psuedo amber? I believe the term is Copal,
    but I’m not sure.
    Thanks again!
    J. MacD. Adams

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    Tom Purta

    October 12, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    A great informative piece on amber please do more on other stones. Tom

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    Una Robinson

    October 13, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Brilliant video on amber. I was unaware there were so many different types and just loved the one with the bugs frozen in time in it, how historic. Thank you. I live in Australia

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    Marlene Gremillion

    October 13, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Really enjoyed the video on amber. I am enjoying and find it most informative the various videos you produce. I do appreciate you doing this.

    Thanks so much,
    Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

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    Jane ElizabethJ

    October 14, 2009 at 11:50 am

    Love the Amber tutorial! Dale is a gifted speaker and artisan I am looking forward to meeting in person in a seminar. Wire-sculpture is my favorite site for information and supplier of jewelry components. Great job and keep up the good work!
    Jane Elizabeth

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    May 26, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    Great, informative video. Back in the 80’s we had a cultural exchange with friends from Thisted, Denmark (in the Jutland) Our houseguests brought me a necklace of what they called ‘Milk Amber’ which was quite opaque yellow. I kept it in my jewelry box until one day it fell just a few inches onto my dresser & broke. Another Danish friend told me that amber needs to be oiled. Usually if you wear it enough, the oil from your skin will be enough. Someone else told me that I might be able to ‘glue’ it back together by placing it in an oven & heating it but I’ve never had the nerve to do that. Any ideas?