Hi Friends! I’ve been working to design something with a client who
requested a piece utilizing Jet and Amber. In trying to source the
materials, I uncovered some rough Jet from West Virginia. Does anyone
know if this material is of the quality one would find from the
traditional Spanish locale? Is Jet always consistent in quality,
regardless of the origin, or does it vary in characteristics like
other materials do?
Part two of the question: Does anyone have a good source for Jet
and/or Amber? It is important the materials be genuine… no
substitutes or simulants. We would like the amber to be relatively
inclusion-free… no bugs. Also, no copal, please!
Thanks in advance!
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)