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Real or Fake? "Emerald" Bracelet

Real or Fake? "Emerald" Bracelet

I first started seeing this "Emerald" material about two years ago and I thought it was absolutely stunning! I hoped one day we would be able to get it for the shop, not knowing much about Emerald at the time. Over the next two years, I expanded my knowledge and bracelet offerings -- seeing these sold as actual Emerald, Emerald Quartz and Green Mica. 

Emerald is one of the four precious gemstones, meaning it is very durable, rare and expensive. Real Emeralds typically range from $1 per carat to $100,000 per carat depending on quality. As you can imagine, real emerald beads are extremely rare to come by. Emerald beads are small and faceted, although some lower grades of Emerald are available in round bead (we have these in our shop). To have a gem quality Emerald round bead bracelet, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was valued over 6 or 7 figures. 

These bracelets began to look really unnatural and fake as I learned more about Emeralds, so I have avoided bringing these to the shop. This year, I connected with another bracelet vendor who I have learned I can trust, so I decided to give these a try.

These were sold to me as Green MICA Bracelets. Weighing in at 93 carats, with a retail value of $222. Let's dive into the results!

Emerald Mica Bracelet Test Results

Emerald Mica Bracelet Test Results

 

They are REAL Muscovite with the emerald color due to small amounts of Chromium, commonly known as Fuschite! 😍 These beauties are gorgeous and I'm so happy we have solved the mystery of what they are! 

I will say there are definitely dyed versions of these available online. As with everything, be careful and do your research. 

I'd love to hear if you have a crystal you want to investigate together! Send me a DM on Instagram :)

Sending you lots of love and good vibes!

Love,

Jamie

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