Ahhh, I get some sort of wacko geo-geek-high from writing these particular blog posts on “fake crystals” in my Fakes Series! Thanks for letting me indulge myself once again. You can catch my previous posts in this series here:
I chose today’s featured fakes b/c these seem to be showing up quite often at the gem shows & in my student forums or in our various Hibiscus Moon Private Facebook Groups. I feel it’s most definitely my duty to keep our community informed on this schist.
Now, if you choose to work with man-made crystals that’s totally fine. No judgements from me on that. I, personally, choose not to.
But, I do think its very important that you know what you’re getting & that you not be fooled & that you KNOW geologically exactly what you’re working with.
BTW, sometimes sellers aren’t looking to purposefully fool anyone…sometimes they themselves have no idea.
So let’s get to it!