Fake Moldavite | How can I tell if Moldavite is real or fake? June 12 2015 by Aaron Sousa , 0 Comments
The question I receive more than any other is how do you tell if a Moldavite is real or fake. To this end I've started to write a comprehensive guide to doing just that. In the coming weeks I'll be adding more pictures to give you a better idea of what the fake stuff looks like. Here's a preview of the article so far:
First of all, it is important to know the origin of Moldavite before getting started. Moldavite is believed to be the byproduct of a Meteorite collision with the Earth about 14.8 Million years ago. Moldavite, known locally as Vltavín, is found only in the Moldau River valley of the Czech Republic; roughly a 40 square mile area. So you may wonder how you can be certain of the origin of the stone, and rightly so, since many counterfeit stones are accompanied by a counterfeit certificate of authenticity.
The online market of Moldavite is overflowing with replicas from Asia, but fake Moldavite is also sold throughout Europe and many other countries. It is not uncommon to find counterfeit pieces offered by private parties who have been duped and are trying to recover their losses.
Researching the dealer's history and verified reviews from former customers and clients will reward you with the most valuable of remunerations - the truth. You must keep in mind that many dealers have also been fooled in to believing that their stock of Moldavite is genuine, since this stone is so very rare and some replicas can be quite convincing. However, there are ways to discern the true Moldavite stone from the false.