Sigh, sure, pretend ajoite… once more.
Let’s get pronunciation out of the best way first, for the love of all issues cannoli…
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The Crux of the Matter
So what we appear to have occurred right here is that since true-blue Ajoite is soooooo uncommon and costly now, we have now sellers now calling milky quartz cast-offs with any form of blue or inexperienced mineral in them and calling them “AJOITE”.
(I do know I’m going to obtain plenty of shit for this however…)
No, sorry. It’s not.
THIS shouldn’t be ajoite!
And it’s not “Uncooked Ajoite”… no such factor!
And you understand what?
I’m not sorry.
You attempt to promote that low-grade quartz mass off as “ajoite” amongst the educated rock hounds and mineral collectors at any Gem Present value it’s salt —
and you’ll get your ass handed to you.
In order for you my first weblog put up on faked ajoite that’s right here, however as we speak there’s a little bit of a twist on what’s occurring. It’s a brand new pattern that I’m seeing over the past six months or so.
I do know there are these on the market who prefer to bully me on this very subject and get me to again down… inform me I don’t know what I’m speaking about and yeah, that doesn’t really feel good. I don’t like confrontation in any respect.
However you understand what I DO like? What I really like, actually???
I really like to teach our neighborhood on what’s accessible, what’s trending, pitfalls to be careful for, and so forth. so we are able to make actually knowledgeable choices when including specimens to our sacred collections.
The mineral market is constant to develop and misrepresentations and foolery is rising proper together with it. Appears there’s a “hole” in good dependable data on this form of factor usually.
I get actually super-passionate about getting this data on the market and I really feel I’m in a really distinctive place to do exactly that, being a former science division chair, having studied geology on the Grasp’s stage, and being a Crystal Vitality Trainer with a pretty big platform provides me an excellent benefit…
so how might I NOT heed the decision?
I’m so honored to have the ability to serve on this manner + grateful for being given the chance to take action!
Right here’s the deal on Pretend Ajoite:
If you’re being offered with a milky quartz mass — then it’s most definitely some type of chrysocolla on prime or inside. A few of these fakes are merely low-grade quartz + chrysocolla or gentle malachite lots or tumbled stones.
Actual ajoite crystals are simply that, crystal formations with the ajoite blue-turquoise shade embedded inside (can’t scratch a bit on the skin) many occasions forming as aqua-blue phantoms inside.
I’m gonna stick my neck out and create a definition that I feel our Crystal Household can depend on for what Ajoite actually is:
A comparatively top quality clear quartz crystal with a turquiose-colored inclusion inside. This inclusion most definitely is a copper-derived hydrated sodium potassium copper aluminium silicate hydroxide mineral.
After which past that, I simply want to point out some examples of what it IS…
and what it ISN’T…
To actually GET what I’m throwing down right here, I did a complete interactive Instagram story rant about this with our Crystal Household.
Bunches of examples + quizzes for you’re included there so you may LEARN after which take a look at your ajoite-spotting expertise. I’ve saved it within the Highlights and name it “Ajoite Rant” for you.
I simply actually don’t need you lacking this. It was the BEST manner I knew display what I’m making an attempt to convey. (Should you don’t already comply with me on Instagram please do @hibiscusmoon)
A few of these sellers might know full effectively they’re passing off fakes or inflicting purposeful confusion, however others might don’t know. So, I really feel it’s as much as our Crystal Household to tell such sellers to allow them to know sooner or later and pay it ahead by educating their prospects. ♥
Use your widespread sense right here. If it’s too good to be true, then yeah, it in all probability is.
**Please SHARE this data with different Crystal Household in order that all of us keep within the know and well-informed. No duping us with freakin’ FAKES!!!!**😉
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If that’s what you wished, that’s OK!
Now, in case you select to work with or promote these milky quartz/chrysocolla lots then go for it! Please don’t misunderstand me. Nothing fallacious with that in any respect.
However please don’t:
- trigger confusion
- attempt to bully everybody into accepting that that is the NEW AJOITE
- cost falsely inflated costs
and name it “Ajoite” or “Uncooked Ajoite”.
I simply need us all to have the data first after which you may make an knowledgeable resolution concerning the way you select to work with or promote these “stones”.
And as all the time, the ethical of the story right here is…
Purchaser Beware. Who’re you shopping for from? Are they respected? Do they know what they’re speaking about? Are you doing your personal homework and analysis? One of the best ways to guard your self is thru schooling. 🙂
Do you’ve any fake-out tales to inform? Please put up within the feedback beneath and assist us all out!