Hello all you wonderful people, I feel like I have the most simple
questions sometimes but I don’t have any where else to turn to. I was
grubbing through a ‘junk’ shop’ which was labeled an antique store.
Wild exaggeration I must say. But I found a string of what I feel is
coral chunks. Quite big pieces and lovely color. I asked where did
it come from but was given some story about a local beach town which I
am sure does not have coral. I looked at it very closely and it
seemed to have all the traits of a growth, coral item. But knowing
all the effort put into ‘fake’s’ here and in other S.E.Asian
countries I must do some test to prove to myself that its real. If so
I can continue with my designed (in my mind) necklace. The only info
of testing I have found so far is " drop a bit of acid onto the
surface and it will bubble" Excuse me, but this does not tell me
enough. What acid and how long and… so on.
Thank you very very much for your help.
Sharron in Saigon, waiting for the next six weeks of school to finish
and get on with the move!!!