How to tell if my selenite is real not fake
You have purchased a new selenite crystal and you might wonder if it is real or fake. Selenite can look similar to other crystals such as quartz, ulexite, white agate, and white opal. Or you simply purchased an incorrect crystal from the store and you might want to identify if your crystal if it is selenite or not.
Identifying selenite can be quite easy if you know what to look out for. Selenite is translucent and has no colour to it at all. If it has some color inside this is usually because of trapped minerals inside, it is often dust or dirt. You can also get selenite in peach or orange colour which looks beautiful once exposed to natural sunlight. The change of colour occurs if there is a presence of iron metals nearby which changes the colour to orange over a long period of time. The crystal is very soft and has a glass-look-like surface you might find a fibrous surface. The crystal can easily break and doesn't react well to water. Extra caution is required while handling the crystal.
You have another crystal that is very similar to selenite and is often referred to as fake selenite which is satin spar. Both crystals are essentially the same, they are made of the same minerals but the process of making the crystal is slightly different. Satin spar has more of a cloudy white colour to the crystal and you will usually find the crystal in white or orange colour and sometimes green. People often refer to satin spar as fake selenite but we don't see that is the case. They are essentially the same crystals and they help connect to the crown chakra and the third eye chakra. Satin spar has more of a cloudy white colour while selenite has more of a translucent look to the crystal.
Both of the crystals can be used to charge and cleanse other healing stones because both crystal has a very high vibration that can withdraw any negative energy that might exist within your body, mind home, or an object.
Orange selenite can also be mistaken for other healing crystals such as carnelian, calcite, orange moonstone, and much more. A peach selenite is slightly translucent you can slightly see through it. Orange selenite is one of the softest crystals in the crystal healing world, yet it is considered one of the strongest crystals with the highest vibration. This crystal can help to connect to three other chakras and is often used during meditation.
The crystal is often used to help release negative energy and it can encourage peace and calmness to help reduce anxiety and stress levels.
How to test if it is real or fake?
A simple test you can do to check if your selenite is real or not. The crystal has a very soft surface you can simply scratch the surface of the crystal with your fingernail. Other crystals such as quartz, white agate, and opal have very hard surfaces and cannot be scratched. Another crystal such as ulexite has also very soft metaphysical properties that can also scratch its surface with a fingernail, however, the crystal is much more brittle and softer than selenite and has more of a cloudy colour to it. Light travels strangely through ulexite, which is quite easy to identify.
Another simple method to check if the crystal is real or fake is to simply leave the crystal for a short period of time in water to see if it will slightly dissolve. Selenite does not react well with water.
One last test you could do is to practice meditation with the crystal. Most people use the crystal to connect to the crown chakra and the third eye. If you cannot connect at all to the chakras it could be fake or a very similar crystal.
Selenite should charge and cleanse other healing stones, if your stones don't work after being in the presence of a selenite this might be another indicator that the crystal might be fake.