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How To Spot Fake Crystals

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In recent years, crystals have become extremely popular for many trying to achieve a “witchy aesthetic.” Because crystals have become trendy, e-commerce companies have turned to synthetic crystals to meet consumer needs. This can be a huge issue for people who use crystals for their altars or for healing. With natural crystals, you can transfer energy or set them with specific intent. Because the synthetic crystals do not have a connection to the earth, it may be difficult to channel your intentions into the crystal. Since synthetic crystals are so common, let’s go over a few ways to spot a fake. 

Tip one: Inspect the Product Photos

One of the easiest ways to spot a fake crystal is pigmentation. Yes, that means those cute bright purple “amethyst” are probably synthetic. 

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Tip Two: Read The Customer Reviews

Before buying crystals from online retailers, you should read through the reviews. This will give you a good idea of what to expect when you purchase your crystals.

Tip Three: Contact the Company’s Owner:

If the reviews don’t provide enough information, contact the company owner, they will be able to answer any questions about their crystals authenticity. 

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Tip Four: Pay Attention to Pricing

We have all heard the saying, “If something is too good to be true, it’s probably not good,” and it applies to crystal shopping. When I purchase crystals on Etsy, I usually expect to pay anywhere from 10 to 30 bucks for small to medium-sized crystals. Pricing isn’t exactly foolproof because there quite a few sellers who sell overpriced faux crystals. 

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Telling the difference between a real and synthetic crystal online can be tough! While it’s not ideal to buy a synthetic crystal, it’s not the end of the world if you do! Maybe, you didn’t get the healing crystal you needed, but you can still use your purchase as a cool knick-knack. You’ve also learned a valuable lesson about purchasing crystals!


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