PRLog - March 15, 2010 - Agate is a a kind of gemstone jewelry ,the jewelry which produced by Agate is quite popular with women.but How to identify the true Agate?Please according to the following rules.
The symbol of the difference between Natural Agate and false is there has cross-sectional structure of a layer of grain, Make use of this flag, agate will be very easy to identify.The finished products after cutting, because there is no obvious pattern neatly, so it's easy to confuse the two.But generally speaking, natural agate has cool feeling, like a painted surface, a layer of wax and a wax luster, translucency, It's the hardness of the Moroccan 6-7,Even it will not scratch if use the knife.
Because it is in the molten state to form crystals, so mostly of them are spherical, the internal structure of the nature Agate is tighter.
After grinding the surface is more delicate, rough wood and agate for a dramatic friction, instant, the agate is not fever, but wood will burning.It Is often mixed with a variety of colors, forming a beautiful pattern, such as the flowery one or the striped one.
The fake Agate is synthetic, part of them are act as a high-quality stone. Its basic features are: Though it has cool handfeel, but there is no waxy feel and gloss.Some of the hardness is low, It is not easy to Score the agate with a knife . broke it and observed the cross-section, in addition to it has not the laminated structure, granular-roughened or hispidulous;
1, pattern and color: Ture agate has beautiful colours and the fine pattern. The fake one is lacking brightness or color; dull.Through comparison of the two,you will found that the contrast was marked.The color of Natural agate is clear and orderly, but most of the imitation agate have gorgeous colors, uniform, giving a false feeling.
2, texture: most of the fake agate are made of imitation stone ,The Texture is more softer than the real one. It is easy to Score the fake agate with a knife , and It is not easy to Score the real one with a knife. On the surface,usually the real one has pure without any defect.The more expensive an item is the more carefully we should examine it for faults.
4, weight: the weight of real agate jewelry is higher than synthetic agate.
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