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|Subject:||Is Blue Obsidian a Fake Crystal?|
| I had a choice of additions to my collection for Yule, I admit that the color of the blue obsidian almost pulled me away from my original goal, a cinnabar sphere. |
I have jewelry that has green obsidianite, but it used Mt. St. Helens ash in the mix. I was 3 and lived in Seattle when she blew. It’s a little piece of my history. I wear it as a pretty bauble. The mount is far more valuable than the stones will ever be.
I got my cinnabar quartz sphere. I left the pretty glass on the shelf. (Submitted by: Aery on December 20, 2018)
| Awe man this sucks, I recently brought some and it's beautiful, it's horrifiying to know people would sell fakes, I also just found out that my geode (thought it was amythest) was actualy a purple dyed rock quarts geode|
I'm tempted to throw my 'obsidian' at some concrete because it's hard to break obsidian and I want to know if it is fake (Submitted by: xXFireTearsXx on December 29, 2016)
|I think what she was pointing out is that the ones that are perfectly clear with bright vibrant colors are the man made ones. Not that the other colors don't exist in nature. Just that you aren't going to fingers a hunk of blue obsidian thatis pperfectly transparent and looks like swiss blue topaz. Obsidian has natural variations to it. As the minerals are heated and blended together under ground or during an eruption you are going to get different concentrations of different minerals which will produce beautiful colors. But they will have specks, streaks, bands and other varying concentrations. It's the ones that look like colored glass balls that are fake, nothing more than melted down beach sand that's been dyed. So smelted quartz, not Obsidian. They shouldn't be allowed to use the name of a naturally occurring product unless it occurred naturally! (Submitted by: Mike on December 05, 2016)|
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