Introduction of crystal beads for jewelry making

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How do you know if crystal beads are real?

1. To feel the temperature, you can try holding the crystal in your hand. After about 2-3 minutes you can feel if the crystal is hot or cold. If it’s cold, it’s probably true, and the rapidly changing temperature is likely to be jewelry such as glass.

2. Visual observation Crystals form naturally in nature and will inevitably be affected by the environment. It is normal to add impurities. If you hold a crystal up to the sun and see tiny scratches or catkin-like substances, it’s probably a real crystal. Fake crystals are usually pure and uniform because they are artificially processed.

3. Test the hardness Because natural crystals are hard and not prone to scratches, we can try to scrape the crystal with gravel to see if there are any traces left. If there are traces, it’s a fake crystal.

What is the difference between glass and crystal beads?

“Making glass and crystal beads is an amazing process. In its most basic form, glass is molten sand, which is mixed with various additives and cooled so quickly that it does not have time to form a crystalline structure. And in the solid state, the silica sand mixed with an alkaline substance such as sodium carbonate to lower the melting point of glass sand so that it is easier to work with. The soda ash makes the mixture soluble in water, which is not the expected result. Add lime obtained from limestone to reverse this effect. Glass is molten sand, combined with additives and cooled. Then, in a liquid state at 2700 degrees Fahrenheit (1500 degrees Celsius) or higher, this mixture can be made decorative and functional in many ways.

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