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How to Tell if an Amethyst Is Real

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If you have an amethyst, and are worried about it being a fake, try out the tips below to test it. Usually amethysts are not fakes because they are inexpensive, but there is still a danger of a fake. If you have an amethyst, and are worried about it being a fake, try out the tips below to test it. Usually amethysts are not fakes because they are inexpensive, but there is still a danger of a fake.

Steps

  1. Hold the amethyst to your forehead. It will stay cool, but a fake will heat up to your forehead temprature.
  2. Use a scratchability test. If it can scratch glass, it may be real.
  3. Amethyst, being a variety of quartz, has a white streak
  4. If you got it from a museum/geology store, it is probably not a fake

Things You’ll Need

  • Streak Plate
  • Amethyst
  • Glass
May 3, 2011 |

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