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How Can I Tell If My Healing Crystals Are Fake?

Don't fall for fake crystals, find out how you can determine if your healing crystals are real!


Counterfeit businesses can impact authentic businesses in so many harmful ways.

Not only are the products fake, but counterfeit businesses can damage the reputation of authentic brands, steal sales by undercutting prices, and leave authentic businesses to deal with the fallout of counterfeits.

This is true for healing crystals as well.

Article Summary

Understand The Market Price For The Healing Crystal You Are Looking To Buy.

If you find a healing crystal at a price that may seem too good to be true, then most likely, the healing crystal is fake. Authentic healing crystals take time to mine, process, and ship. This leads to the prices being much higher than fake crystals that are created in labs. For example, a cluster of natural palm-sized Amethyst crystals can cost you around $50 per 5 carats if bought directly from a crystal hunter, but the price goes up to around $100-$150 if bought from a retailer. Some counterfeit websites will sell you these supposedly authentic crystals for around $20. These counterfeit sellers know that their product is fake, so they can afford to sell it at a much lower price. Be sure to think twice when using these websites.

Don’t Fall For Funny-Sounding Crystal Names.

In general, the names of healing crystals should be very straightforward, such as Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Black Obsidian, Howlite, Rose Quartz, Smoky Quartz, Sodalite, Tourmaline, Green Aventurine, etc. If you are unsure, a quick Google search can help you understand what real crystal names are.

Funny-sounding names such as strawberry tourmaline, or Blue African Moonstone are all signs that your supplier/retailer is selling counterfeit and fake healing crystals.

If your retailer is truly selling authentic healing crystals, they would make sure to list out correct information rather than risk the trust they have with their customers with fake information.

Perfectly Authentic Healing Crystals Are Imperfect.


Crystals are formed in the depths of Mother Earth. Crystals form when certain molecules in liquids gather together and become stable.

This means it is practically impossible for two of the same crystal to exist. If you ever see a perfectly symmetrical crystal with even-colored shades, it is very likely that the crystal is fake.

Although it is possible to shape and cut crystals, the shades will still differ.

Authentic Healing Crystals Don’t Have Bubbles In Them.

When crystals form in the depths of the earth. Bubbles are not part of the crystallization process. Many fake crystals have bubbles because air gets trapped in the material during the process of creating these crystals. Authentic crystals such as the Clear Quartz will always have waves, lines, or cracks in them. Be sure to check if you have any doubts about your healing crystal being fake.

Check If Your Healing Crystals Are GIA Certified By A Professional Gemologist.


Professional gemologists are required to take a lot of trading classes and courses to receive their certification. Merci Collective offers a variety of healing crystal-infused products which are all GIA certified.

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FAQ - How Can I Tell If My Healing Crystals Are Fake?

Why is it important to ensure my healing crystals are authentic?

Authentic healing crystals are believed to have unique energetic properties that can aid in various aspects of personal well-being. Fake crystals, on the other hand, lack these properties and can also damage the reputation of legitimate businesses, negatively impact the market, and mislead customers.

How can I tell if a healing crystal is priced appropriately?

What are some red flags for fake healing crystal names?

What should I look for in the appearance of a genuine healing crystal?

How can certification help in verifying the authenticity of a healing crystal?

Where can I find GIA certified healing crystals?

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