There are many counterfeit products on the market, whether they are in department store counters, crystal shops, or night market vendors. The real and fake products are mixed together, and they can almost be mistaken for the real ones. Unless you are a crystal player with many years of experience or a real connoisseur, it is indeed easy to buy counterfeit products.
How to distinguish the authenticity of crystals, let’s study together :
Observe the refraction effect
Without the obstruction of inclusions, ice flowers or ice cracks, put a piece of hair under the crystal. If it is refracted into two hair line shadows, it can be determined that it is not glass. , but that doesn’t mean it’s a natural crystal. , it may be an artificial crystal; on the contrary, if there is no refraction double line shadow, it is definitely not a natural crystal. This method can only distinguish crystal and glass products. If it is a colored natural crystal, it may be difficult to detect the birefringence function with hair due to the color.
Use a magnifying glass
Under the light of a magnifying glass of several times, if you can find bubbles, it is fake, because there are no bubbles in natural crystals (except for Czech meteorites).
Use thermal conductivity meter to detect
Adjust the thermal conductivity meter to green 4 grids to test gems. Natural crystals will rise to yellow 2 grids, while fake crystals will not rise. Diamonds will rise to full grids, followed by sapphires.
feel its temperature
Natural crystal temperature is deeply cold. Put real crystals and fake crystals together on both sides of the face, and you can feel the real difference.
The above is generally speaking. Different crystals have different methods of distinguishing true from false. It cannot be listed in detail. When purchasing natural crystal, it is important to choose a reputable natural crystal store.
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