Fake Crystal Sellers Now at Risk | FTC Crack Down

Topic: FTC Crack Down | Fake Crystal Sellers Now at Risk

FTC cracking down on crystal sellers

In this blog post, I’ve included the show notes for today’s show or the most recent show, including the links and resources I reference in the video.


DISCLAIMER: I am not a legal expert and this is not legal advice. All information provided in this post and video is for entertainment purposes only.

In today’s show, we’re talking about those selling known crystal fakes or misrepresentations being at risk of legal action with the FTC. We’re discussing stuff like:

  • crystal sellers possibly running the risk of legal action 
  • popular crystals that are a straight up scam
  • examples of dodgy or deceitful selling practices
  • What the FTC is cracking down on

BTW, the above image is of Rainbow Cal-Silica, one of the crystal-fakes I’ve written about before.

Just wondering… have you ever looked at a crystal and thought, “Is this the real deal or is this just a fake?” Want my guidance on becoming more Crystal Savvy? Then come take a look at my Crystal Savvy: Crystal […]

2019-03-27T13:42:38-04:0024 Comments

New Crystal Fakes To Keep An Eye Out For

new crystal fakes

Yep, we’ve got more crystal fakes to talk about today. Looks like this problem is becoming more and more prevalent.

Get Educated about Crystal Fakes

One of my greatest joys is investigating and researching possible fake minerals and then teaching our Crystal Family about what’s popping up out there, keeping us educated so we can avoid the confusion that comes along with misrepresentations and crystal fakes. This way we can all make informed decisions when adding specimens to our sacred collections.

The three I’m going to discuss today aren’t what I would classify as a misrepresentation; these are straight up Crystal FAKES.

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Let’s dig into it!

Fake Moldavite

Moldavite has become quite the popular metaphysical stone. I’ve written before about its energy here.

Why would anyone want to create a synthetic version of this? Well, finding and mining for moldavite is getting harder.

Several years ago the Czech government changed the rules restricting miners abilities to dig no deeper than […]

2019-05-27T17:27:27-04:0012 Comments

New Crystals Fakes, Misrepresentations and Frauds to Watch Out For

crystal fakes

Well, I think we’re a bit overdue for another “fakes” blog post to add to my series.

There’s an entire series of blog posts I’ve written over the years as fakes have popped up more and more. If you want to read up on all the fakes that I’ve reported on, we’ve gathered them all up into my Free Crystal Fakes Reference Guide, which includes all the previous blog posts in the fakes series.  Good to have on hand when crystal shopping! 

Now, on my annual trips to the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show I get to view a lot of what’s hot on the market and also spot some of these fakes first-hand. I also like to attend some of the lectures they have at the Convention Center so I can stay up-to-the-minute and knowledgeable about what’s going on in the mineral world. Last year I audited a lecture on Fake Minerals. This year my favorite lecture was: Crystal Faces and Forms. 

crystal fakes

Heaven, I tell you!

Seriously. Crystal-topic academic lectures while hanging out at the biggest most glittery gem show in the world??! If […]

2019-05-31T14:18:50-04:0023 Comments

More Crystal Fakes: Healerite, Larimar & Galena Geodes?

Here we have another “FAKE CRYSTALS” update for us today!

I think this has become one of my fav blog posts to write. ♥

More Crystal Fakes

My goal is to educate our Crystal Family community on what’s available out there so we can make informed decisions when adding specimens to our sacred collections and keep the fake crystals out! If you feel passionate about this too, please share this post in any way you prefer. (There are some handy-dandy “SHARE” buttons you can use at the bottom).

Galena Geodes aka Berber Geodes… a totally fake crystal!

OK, these are becoming more popular on the metaphysical market right now.

I mean…they’re gorgeous, right?

Image2 Photo credit: By Guy Courtois (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons They’re often touted as being from Morocco.

Well sorry Jelly Bean,  no such thing!

galena geode

What’s done here is a natural quartz geode (or even a fake clay one may be used as is done in the above photo. These were sold at the Tucson Gem Show!) is broken open & crushed lead-based […]

2019-06-04T20:09:23-04:0047 Comments