Age determination of ambers

Gem Lab research team

2016-11-18 08:53:12

Age determination of ambers has been thought to be one of the toughest issues in gemmology. Gemmologists have tried to give an idea of an amber age by animal / plant inclusions, radioactivity of included minerals etc. Direct age estimation on an "clean" amber is still not being investigated thoroughly. Using chemical analyses as a start aided with theoretical computation, we aim to show how we can deal with the issue in a rather non traditional way.