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Green Quartz – Natural or Not?

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What exactly are these so-called green quartz stones that keep popping up online? For some reason, sellers of green quartz rings, necklaces, and other pieces of jewelry keep claiming that their products are natural and authentic. This couldn’t be further from the truth, however! So how can you tell whether your green quartz jewelry piece is actually made of natural green quartz gemstones? And why would you want to know in the first place? Read on to find out more!

 

Is there anything wrong with man-made stones?

Yes, not all man-made stones are bad. The issue is that people assume they are fake if they don’t know exactly what it is. That makes sense because in our experience, most people want to buy and use natural stones when possible. There is nothing wrong with buying a man-made stone as long as you understand how it is made and what makes it different from a natural stone. Of course, there are also plenty of great reasons to buy a man-made quartz alternative too. If you want to look for more information about which gemstones are fake, check out our guide on identifying faux gemstones.. It’s very helpful for anyone who wants to be able to tell whether their gemstone is real or not. It can help protect your investment, especially if you get an expensive piece of jewelry like a . It will give you some peace of mind knowing that you got what you paid for!

 

Synthetic vs. Natural Quartz

What’s The Difference? After more than two decades in business, Epiphany has built a reputation for offering some of the most exquisite and rarest gems on earth. In keeping with our specialty, we’ve always refused to sell anything that was not natural, but we’ve often heard customers and prospective customers ask about quartz crystal beads. There are only a few places in Oregon where alluvial deposits of natural quartz occur; when you buy from Epiphany, you can be sure your stones are genuine, mined and processed here in Oregon. The same is not true for many vendors that also offer green quartz beads on their websites—especially if they do business online or out of a rented storefront far away from Oregon. But how can you tell what’s real and what’s fake? How do you know if those green crystals are natural or synthetic? And why would anyone want to make them synthetically anyway? Read on!

 

Am I wearing a real gemstone?

Using a clean, soft cloth (the kind used for eyeglasses), gently clean your gemstone. Be sure to wash in warm water and mild soap, but avoid products that are acidic, because they may cause etching on some gemstones. Allow your jewelry to air dry completely before storing it in its original packaging or a similar airtight container that’s away from moisture and direct sunlight. Additionally, storing gemstones separately from each other can help prevent damage from rubbing against other gems. And speaking of moisture and humidity…

 

What does it mean when my gemstone starts turning yellow, blue, etc.?

There are two main techniques that you can use to care for your gemstone. For example, you can use a soft cloth to gently clean it on a regular basis. Alternatively, you could purchase special cleaning solutions specifically designed for jewelry. These are typically inexpensive and will keep your stone looking as good as new. Regardless of what method you choose, make sure that it’s gentle enough not to scratch your gemstone! Also remember to take off any metal adornments before cleaning your gemstone; many gemstones are sensitive and may be damaged by metal cleaners.

 

How can I care for my gemstone (and make it look better)?

Though it is not usually necessary to care for gemstones, as most are quite durable and don’t need much maintenance, there are some basic steps you can take to ensure that your gemstone lasts a long time. Always handle gems with clean hands and make sure that your jewelry is stored in a safe, dust-free environment when you aren’t wearing it. With certain gemstones, such as amethyst, avoid contact with water at all costs—this kind of damage is permanent and will make your stone very dull looking. As well, rough stones (such as natural emeralds) should always be checked by a professional before they are set into jewelry to ensure they have not been irradiated in any way.

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