Alexa Martha's Ultimate 7 Step Guide to Spotting Real Crystals


Any real crystals are formed naturally, which means they often have imperfections. Look for small cracks, inclusions, or irregularities in the crystal. These flaws are a telltale sign that the crystal is authentic and not man-made. No two are alike!

2. Check the Weight

A Real crystal has weight due to the density of of crystal grit other than their synthetic counterparts. When you hold a crystal in your hand, it should feel substantial and have a noticeable weight to it. If the crystal feels unnaturally light, it most likely be a fake.

3. Examine the Color

Color can be a good indicator of a crystal's authenticity. Real crystals often have vibrant and natural colors, while fake crystals may appear dull or have an unnatural hue. Familiarize yourself with the natural colors of different crystals to spot any discrepancies.

4. Conduct a Scratch Test

Some crystals, like quartz, are harder than others. You can perform a scratch test to determine the hardness of a crystal. Take a crystal that you know is real and try scratching the crystal in question. If the crystal scratches easily, it is likely a fake.

5. Observe the Transparency

Transparency is another important characteristic to consider. Real crystals often have varying degrees of transparency, from completely transparent to opaque. If a crystal is too clear or perfectly transparent, it may be a synthetic crystal.

6. Seek Expert Advice

If you're still unsure about the authenticity of a crystal, don't hesitate to seek advice from an expert. Crystal experts and gemologists have the knowledge and experience to identify real crystals and can provide valuable insights.
Black Tourmaline in Gold Filled Wrap

7. Conclusion

By following these tips, you'll be well-equipped to make a informed decision to purchase truly authentic crystal jewelry. Remember, the journey of crystal exploration is as important as the destination. So with this said, venture no further then right here at Alexa Martha Designs where the beauty and wonder of these natural treasures are beautifully wire wrapped in copper silver and gold -filled wire wrap. Feel free to leave me a sincere comment, All spam or links will not get published here. So save your spamming efforts for someone else, they are going to get nixt.

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