Be careful when buying crystals

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Mother nature produces a vast array of wonderful and beautiful crystal specimens. Different crystals are believed to have different healing properties, helping to bring people good luck, fortune, confidence, protection etc. Some pieces are sold as rough specimens, tumbled stones, or polished points. They are sometimes carved into different shapes, or added to jewellery.

However, when purchasing these items buyers have to be careful that what they are paying for is the real thing. Unfortunately a lot of people are tricked into buying cheap 'fakes' I know that everybody likes a good bargain, and the cheaper the better, right? Wrong.. Sometimes you really do get what you pay for. There are some sellers who have lots of bulk listings of certain crystals that are not the real deal.

I would recommend that when purchasing crystals online, don't be afraid to ask questions. Knowledgeable sellers who have a genuine passion for the products they are selling are usually really helpful and do all they can to provide you with the information you want. Take note of the pictures used and the descriptions of products too. Is the item you are actually bidding on pictured, or is it a stock photo? Of course some shops that do sell genuine products sometimes have stock photos.

Size is also another thing to think about. If approximate sizes of specimens are not shown/listed then ask the seller... sometimes pieces can look bigger in the photo than they actually are and this is when people can feel disappointed with their purchase. 


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