How to restore original color to darkened yellow amber.

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  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 08, 2017
    I believe we need a little more information -- what is it you want to restore?

    • Flo Flo on Dec 09, 2017
      We have many pieces of amber (necklaces, bracelets etc) that have yellow amber. Some of the amber pieces, even within the same bracelet have become darkened or mottled from the original lemony color. It was suggested to soak in olive oil for several days . Will soaking restore the original lemon color or is it a lost cause?

  • Suzette Suzette on Dec 08, 2017
    Hi Peaches, Just let us know what you want to restore and we will be happy to help!!

  • Sharon Sharon on Dec 09, 2017
    Amber darkens with age or exposure to heat. To prevent it from darkening further, you should polish your amber with a bit of olive oil and a soft clothe to fill the natural porosity.
    If the amber has become cloudy, soak it in almond oil for a few days, and then polish with a soft cloth.

  • Bijous Bijous on Dec 10, 2017
    As you know amber oxides over time. Nothing will restore the color but an warm, not hot, oil bath will shine it up again. Here's a web site that may help.