How can you tell if gem beads are fake?

What gemstones are fake?

A synthetic gem is the same as a natural gem (in terms of physical, chemical and optical properties), EXCEPT that it has been made by humans. For instance, synthetic diamonds, rubies and blue sapphires are just a few common synthetic gems that exist. These synthetic stones you could call the ‘fakes’.

How can you tell the quality of beads?

Here are a few tricks for determining the quality of the semi-precious beads you hope to purchase.

  1. Know your grading terms. …
  2. Examine the beads in person. …
  3. Use a jeweler’s loupe to inspect the beads’ quality. …
  4. Look for rich color and brilliance. …
  5. Know how to spot fakes. …
  6. Consult a qualified jeweler.

How do you check the stone is real or not?

Apply heat test by using a lighter, if the stone melts down then it is fake (plastic) and if the stone remains solid then it is original.

How do you tell if a diamond is real with a flashlight?

A sparkle test is quick and easy to do since all you need are your eyes. Simply hold your diamond under a normal lamp and observe the bright shimmers of light bouncing off the diamond. A real diamond provides an exceptional sparkle since it reflects white light extremely well.

How can you tell if beads are plastic or glass?

Check the Bead’s Temperature

Glass beads are cooler to the touch than plastic ones. Pick up the bead in question. If it feels cool in your hand, it is most likely glass. If it feels closer to room temperature or if it warms up quickly in your hand, it is probably plastic.

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