Fake Crystals: Glass as a Gemstone

Some of these pieces are more 'fake' than others. Goldstone and Opalite are often sold as glass by trustworthy merchants - but not always.Some are easy to spot, but unfortunately, some are not. This page just lists a few common fakes. Andara AKA: "Golden...

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Identifying and Testing Fake Turquoise

Identifying and testing fake Turquoise Turquoise is actually quite a rare gemstone - but there are many fake Turquoise pieces for sale across the internet. It can be extremely difficult to identify these fake pieces from images, even for experienced collectors. Having...

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Gemstones and minerals at war!

Gemstones and Minerals and their use in wars and combatI haven't actually read a post quite like this before, so I decided to write one. It focusses on two of my favourite subjects; minerals, and military history.The information in this post is backed up by various...

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