I tracked down some Baltic Amber and placed an order. The Amber I received ranged in color from a Dark Honey Red to a creamy yellow.
Originally the customer wanted a dark wood to go with it.
We choose Cocobolo. After preparing the first ring, and starting the inlay, I found that the wood was too dark. The Amber is so translucent, and when paired with a dark wood, it looks clear. You cannot pickup any of the orange color. I stopped the inlay process, and contacted the customer.
We then decided to switch to a Cherry Base, which works out great and highlights the Amber very well. Here are the results.
|Cherry Wood Ring w/ Baltic Amber Inlay|