Yep, we’ve obtained extra Crystal Fakes and misrepresentations to go over at the moment.
As soon as once more…
I’m so grateful to my Licensed Crystal Practitioner college students who convey these things to my consideration! (That’s often how I preserve my finger on the heartbeat of this crystal fakes stuff.)
A number of years in the past I famous that there gave the impression to be a little bit of an info-gap in our crystal group on some good, stable, easy-to-understand knowledge relating to this type of factor.
Informing our group on this subject has turn out to be yet one more ardour of mine. Being a former science division head, having studied geology on the Masters’s degree, and being a crystal writer plus the founding father of the Hibiscus Moon Crystal Academy, with a comparatively giant following provides me a great motive and platform to coach about crystal fakes.
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Yep, I really feel it’s my responsibility and I’m honored to be given the chance and privilege to serve on this approach.
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Alright, let’s dig into some fakes and/misrepresentations right here:
I feel this one is a goner earlier than I even obtained to do any reporting on it. However simply in case you run into this, let’s dive in…
The declare: “Uncover the superb North Stone and study how one can re-balance your life in fashion. Probably the most magnetic stone ever!” Additionally, they’re claiming they’re “fortunate charms” that can appeal to all types of fine juju to you.
From what I can inform it’s a straight-up lodestone given a brand new fancy-schmancy identify. ***Ooooof! That irks me!*** Lodestone is product of iron and magnetite, which is ferromagnetic (that simply means it’s magnetic).
OK, I simply checked, and right now, it’s now not out there (like… individuals are making it sound as if it’s been “mined out!!”)
And in the event you attempt to go to the positioning the place they had been promoting it on-line… my browser provides me all types of warnings so I’m not going there and I’m not going to hyperlink you to it both.
So I ponder what occurred there?
In chatting with those that’ve bought the above and examined it; as I suspected —
it’s simply common lodestone that somebody slapped a fancier identify onto and determined to promote tiny nugget pendants for $100. Don’t fall for it!
Silica (in quartz), Silicon, Silicon Therapeutic Crystal — Crystal Fakes?
That is extra about clearing up some main confusion and misconceptions:
There are actually man-made crystals generally known as silicon crystals, Terahertz Stone, or “Silicon Valley” crystals. In case you’re tremendous with them being man-made and dealing with them energetically then you possibly can skip this part.
But when you really want some readability round this… c’mon, let’s go.
Clear quartz is product of SiO2 aka silica (one molecule of Silicon and two molecules of Oxygen). So, NO — silicon DOES NOT EQUAL Quartz. It’s a part ingredient of quartz identical to oxygen is.
Now, lots of our gadgets and electronics (smartphones, TVs, laptops, and so on.) have transistors and circuit chips product of silicon semiconductors. You may geek out on that right here.
Additionally, please observe; I’m saying “silicon” not “silicone“. (click on on these hyperlinks if you wish to hear them pronounced accurately). There’s a distinction, though, I hear and see many utilizing these two very completely different phrases interchanagably. Silicone (as in silicone boobs) is a man-made substance derived from silicon. Huge distinction. 😉
Silicon doesn’t happen naturally EVER EVER by itself, as seen right here beneath.
In its pure state, left to its personal gadgets… it’s ALWAYS bonded to different parts.
It wants us to FORCE it to be all by itself.
Sadly, many incorrectly regurgitate on the web and even in some books (!!) that — our digital gadgets function on straight-up quartz.
NO. That’s not clear neither is it correct.
Nevertheless, after we DO use silicon for our gadgets, we do derive it from quartz, which, once more, is silicon dioxide (SiO2). You will discover out precisely HOW they do this right here.
So glad we obtained that straightened out. 😉
Vogel® Crystals or Vogel-cut® Crystal — Doable Crystal Fakes?
OK, I’m requested about these on a regular basis.
These are man-cut/polished and named after and the very particular crystal minimize that was invented by Marcel Vogel, a analysis scientist working at IBM.
The late Marcel Vogel claimed that when these clear quartz crystals had been minimize to his very exact specs, they had been in a position to:
- entrain vitality
As you possibly can see from the above symbols, a real Vogel-cut® crystal can also be a trademarked merchandise. And since Mr. Vogel’s passing, only a few correct and genuine Vogel-trained cutters exist and a few are even stealing the trademark. So you should BEWARE of who you’re getting these from.
What’s so Particular a couple of True Vogel®?
Based on Mr. Vogel, they should have a exact crystal faceted form minimize by hand in a sacred method, exactly emulating the Nice Pyramid of Giza angle (with the broad “feminine “finish minimize to precisely 51.82˚).
The crystal cutter additionally must be specifically skilled in following Vogel’s very particular course of directions. No machine can emulate that! Marcel Vogel himself acknowledged that the incorrectly minimize or inauthentic crystals don’t have close to the facility or vitality of an genuine Vogel-cut. As a consequence of what’s concerned in creating a real Vogel, as you possibly can think about, they’re fairly costly.
I’ve discovered some supposed “Vogels” not even minimize from clear quartz however, as a substitute, carved of glass!
The place are the Genuine Vogel Reduce Crystals?
This hyperlink will lead you to the ONLY official Vogel distributor that I’m conscious of. (Doesn’t imply that’s the ONLY one. It’s the one one I’m conscious of that has not counterfeited or scammed folks. Yeah, I personally have been scammed.) You may as well study heaps extra about Vogels® on that web site. 🙂
Usually, some sellers will title their pretend Vogel as “Vogel-style” to which I say,
What’s the purpose? (pun all the time supposed).
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I simply need us all to have the geo-knowledge first. Then you can also make a well-informed resolution relating to the way you select to work with these “stones”. At all times use your widespread sense and the most effective safety from that is to be well-informed your self.
And as all the time…
Purchaser Beware: Who’re you shopping for from? Are they respected? Do they know what they’re speaking about? Is the worth too good to be true? Are you doing your individual due diligence + analysis? One of the best ways to guard your self is thru training. Preserve this in thoughts: At all times use your widespread sense. Don’t merely depend on what the vendor is telling you.
All of us love the attractive jewels that mama Earth creates and also you don’t know what you don’t know… till you understand higher. So, I hope you’ve realized one thing new right here at the moment. In case you really feel obsessed with this too, please share this submit in any approach you favor. (***There are some useful “SHARE” buttons you need to use on the backside of this submit***).
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