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Genuine vs Fake Moldavite

As Moldavite’s value grows, so has the market for fake counterfeits.  In the above photo you can see just a few of the fake moldavite products available online. From left, a synthetic moldavite facet set and unset, a fake moldavite & herkimer diamond pendant, a large piece of  bright green imitation moldavite and a set of glossy counterfeit moldavite wraps. 

The first fakes that came on the market is sometimes called ‘African Moldavite’, a bright, bottle glass imitation that is easier to distinguish because of its eye-clean clarity and perfectly even bright green color. This type of rough is used by scammers to facet fake moldavites. Over the past several years, increasingly higher quality fakes have been coming out of China where they are exported the world over. Fortunately, they can still be easy to spot to the well-trained eye. But without years of experience identifying real moldavites, the best is to buy stones only from trusted sources.

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