How to know if your crystals are real

So you bought some new crystals and want to know if they are genuine? This is one of the most commonly asked questions, and with good reason! 

The truth is simple - there is no easy way to know, so education is key. Many articles, blogs and social media posts talk about several testing methods you can use at home, like the 'ice test', 'fire test' or 'cold test'. These tests are not diagnostic and don't tell you anything about identifying the stone.

Below are some tips to consider that will assist you in knowing if your crystals are genuine.

Education: The best thing you can do is learn about the crystal- their crystal formations, colour & patterns. Research what the material should look like and what qualities are ideal for that material.

Be curious: Ask questions and learn from industry experts. There are many self-titled 'educators' in this space, so follow the work of those with industry qualifications and experience.

Shop with reputable sellers: There are many crystal shops around, so take your time to learn about the business and their experience. In an unregulated industry, anyone can sell crystals, and their rising popularity means many new shops are starting every day. Do your research and shop around until you find the right business.

It's important to know that the term 'Fake crystal' doesn't always mean the stone is plastic, glass or resin, but it may be a different natural stone than the one sold to you. This is quite common, and many stones are often mislabeled. For example, 'New Jade' is not a genuine Jade but a variety of Serpentine. So although New Jade is not glass or plastic, it is not real Jade at all.

Unfortunately, there is no quick and easy way to know if a crystal is genuine, and there is a lot of wrong information and mislabelled crystals out there. So, following these tips and expanding your knowledge will certainly assist you in identifying your crystal as natural, so it is a great place to start.

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