Crystal Gemstone Beads
How To Tell If Beads Are Crystal
Natural crystal gemstone beads are gorgeous and unique. Many people wonder how can you tell if it’s real crystal when you buy beads. Price is typically the first factor you want to pay attention to. Any crystal bead with an out-of-the-line low price maybe something you want to avoid.
Another way to tell if the beads are real crystal is by looking inside the beads to see if there are bubbles. Unlike glass or other man made beads, real crystal beads never contain bubbles. You can hold up the bead under the light or use a jeweler’s loupe to look for bubbles inside.
You can also check to see if the beads have natural inclusions and trace minerals. Natural stone beads oftentimes contain inclusions and fracture lines. If the bead looks very symmetrical with uniformal colors and patterns then you really want to check carefully to see if it might be a fake imitation stone.
Fake beads aside, many natural gemstone beads are enhanced to showcase the best colors. Emerald, blue sapphire, ruby, citrine and quartz are among the most common enhanced natural crystal beads. Since most of these are expensive precious and semiprecious stones, they are often enhanced to bring out the best qualities with heat treatment and other techniques. On the other hand, a more common quartz crystal is also often dyed, plated, or otherwise enhanced since it’s clear and versatile. Aura quartz or AB quartz, For instance, is a plated natural quartz crystal that still retains its crystal properties while donning beautiful shades of the rainbow. These enhanced natural crystal beads are also very popular among jewelers since they are beautiful and fundamentally natural stones.
How To Cleanse Crystal Bracelets
Put your crystal gemstone beads under natural sunlight or moonlight for 24 hours for deep cleansing .
Keep in mind that not all crystals are suitable for the sunlight charging method. So you may also try moonlight or cleanse with water or palo santo wood. In fact, water is suitable for most tumbled stone beads.
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