How To Identify A Genuine Gemstone From an Imitation

When buying gemstones, it is important to know if it is a genuine gemstone or an imitation. You don’t want to end up paying for a genuine gemstone, only to get the quality of an imitation. At first look, you might not be able to tell the difference between a real and fake gemstone. Therefore, you need to do more than just look at a stone to distinguish the impostors. It is important to understand that there isn’t anything wrong with fake gemstones. Some are even very similar to the real gemstones in chemical properties. The problem here is when they are sold as real gemstones, which is fraud. You should also understand the difference between imitation gemstones and genuine gemstone. In most cases, imitation gemstones are going to actually be synthetic gemstones. This means it is created in a laboratory to be a substitute for the real gemstone. This is why it can be hard to distinguish them; synthetic gems were made to be just like the real ones. Now, there are some fake gemstones that are made that are obvious fakes. You should be able to feel of a plastic pearl and know that it isn’t genuine. It’s the synthetic ones that might trick you.