Natural vs Synthetic Gemstones
There are similar chakra necklaces sold on some of the most popular online retailer platforms which resemble Eastern Drift's Chakra necklace. However, more often than not, they are made of imitation stones and silver plated alloy. Imitation jewelry is commonly sold by fly-by-night drop-shipping businesses and directly harm the reputation of legitimate E-commerce businesses as well as the online commerce industry as a whole.
Synthetically produced chakra necklaces are commonly described by dishonest online stores as having "natural stones" and "real sterling silver" when in fact most of the "stones" (if not all) are dyed lab-created synthetic "stones". Simply place them in water and gradually the dye will dissolve. You will also notice that when wearing dyed stones, the color will bleed onto your skin, especially when sweating for example. Natural stones do not lose their natural color, although they can lose their vividness naturally over time.
Because synthetic gemstones are created in a laboratory environment, they are often perfectly clear and do not have any inclusions (natural imperfections in appearance) that are found in natural gemstones. Although imitation gemstones are often more visually perfect than natural gemstones, quality natural gemstones will always be more valuable than synthetic gemstones simply because of their pure nature. Synthetic gemstones are commonly made of either plastic or glass materials and then dyed to imitate the color of the natural gemstone they are representing. They are more likely to be rich and vivid in color, and are virtually inclusion or blemish-free when you look at them. Natural gemstones will have some type of inclusion or color differentiation.
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