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"How can I tell if a quartz crystal is natural or just a piece of glass? Does quartz break the same way as glass? Thanks!"
Thank you so much for your question about how to tell the difference between Clear Quartz and Glass.
There are a few things that you can look for that can indicate whether your crystal is glass or Clear Quartz.
Clear Quartz will typically show some inclusions like lines, waves or cracks. Glass is either perfectly clear or may show some bubbles.
Clear Quartz is harder than glass so you can test it by trying to cut a piece of glass (something like a glass bottle) with the crystal. If it cuts the glass, then you know it is Quartz. You specifically asked if they break in different ways. Since Quartz is harder it is typically more difficult to break and my experience is that it will chip or have piece break off when it is dropped. Glass will shatter because it is lighter.
Finally, my favorite way to identify crystals is to feel the energy. Everything has energy and that includes glass and Quartz. Quartz has a higher vibration I can usually feel it's energy more easily than glass.
Thanks again for such an interesting question and for your support of HealingCrystals.com. I hope that this information will help and that you will let us know if you have any more questions.
Wishing you lots of love and light!
DISCLAIMER: We feel that crystals can complement other therapies and support energetic well being. Crystals should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.
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