A fused mass of amber prepared by compressing scrap pieces of natural amber at high temperatures. First made in 1895, amberoid can be cut and shaped into beads, handles and small boxes. Close examination can reveal elongated air bubbles and occasionally some milky streaks along former surface lines. Amberoid is stronger than natural amber, but is considered an inferior product.
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- G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 54; spelled amberoid
- Oppi Untracht, Jewelry Concepts and Technology, Doubleday & Co., Inc., New York City, 1985 Comment: spelled ambroid
- Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997 Comment: spelled amberoid