Moldavite – How to Spot a Fake
February 13, 2023
There are many fakes on the market, some so well-crafted that it is difficult to distinguish what is The Mystical Powers of Moldavite. Two moldavite experts share their tips on how to identify a fake. Please refer to the seller’s information if you plan to order at Amazon through the links in this article. This will help you determine if the items are genuine.
Here are some tips to help you spot fake stones
1. If they look the same, or similar to the photos on this page
2. If they are all shiny/wet looking.
3. Fake Faceted gemstones will not have inclusions or bubbles. If they look flawless or like glass, then it is likely that they are fake. All Real Faceted Moldavite will contain bubbles of any size and shape (pure silica – melted quartz) in the best way nature can create.
If you are still having trouble understanding the issue, you can ask your question on Facebook through various Moldavite groups. Please take the time to read this information before you bombard groups with “is that fake?” posts.
These were the most in demand in 2020/2021, as well as Pendant forms from a few companies. They seem to have created molds and mass produced them. India is also trying to produce chips but cannot replicate the texture. Only buy from trusted sources. If the price of a product you’re trying to purchase on ebay/etsy seems low, it is likely a fake. Some sellers are even charging top dollar for fakes. These fakes are coming from India in different shapes. They may be molds but cannot replicate the natural texture.
IVC has stopped selling on eBay and other marketplaces from China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand due to the overwhelming number of fakes. They do not have any way to stop these sellers. Fake Moldavite is appearing on the Chinese and Indian markets. More shapes are likely to be made from Molds. The wet/shiny melted glass look is being replaced by new molds that use new techniques to achieve this “rough texture”. If you know what you’re looking for, it is easy to spot the difference. Many of the same shapes are “perfect”, even in larger sizes than real stones. Compare the pieces shown on this page with these real Moldavites.