How do you know my gems are real?

Gems. A beautiful product to work with. In addition to the fact that gemstones have a beautiful appearance, these stones are also attributed certain powers, although these have never been scientifically proven. Yet many people like to wear gemstones for their powers or for their symbolic meaning . It makes the piece of jewelry just that little bit more beautiful to wear or give. But then that stone must of course be real.

Delivery Inspection Service of Value: gemstones

In the meantime I have seen quite a few stones and I can say that I have experience in recognizing real stones. In addition, I also check with the supplier where the stones come from. But guess what... According to the episode about gemstones of the inspection service of value, you can't tell if some stones are real with the naked eye. Citrine also seems to be a burnt amethyst. By heating an amethyst, this stone gets the same beautiful yellow color as citrine.

Have gemstones examined for authenticity

That is why I have decided to have my stones examined in the Naturalis laboratory once in a while. Of course I want to sell what I sell. And if you choose the stone for certain powers that the stone has, it must certainly be what I think it is.

The outcome

No sooner said than done and I have now received the Naturalis report. And… luckily my citrine is really citrine. In addition to citrine, I also sent topaz and lapis lazuli. These stones are also real lapis lazuli and real topaz. The beautiful color of the topaz is due to heating, which the supplier also explained to me.

Jewelry with citrine

Jewelery with topaz

Jewelry with lapis lazuli

Freshwater pearls. How can I tell they are real?

In addition to these 3 stones, I recently also bought a strand of freshwater pearls. When I received it I immediately thought: this can't be right. So nice and round, they must be much more expensive . And indeed, this pearl turned out to be just a painted bead!

For me a confirmation of my knowledge (always nice :) and a reason not to buy pearls or stones from this supplier. Do you want to know how to recognize real pearls? Then read my blog about the origin of freshwater pearls . Then you immediately know that very beautiful round pearls are 'priceless'.

Test your knowledge!

Below you mainly see earrings with freshwater pearls. Can you discover which pair is with Swarovski pearls?

Do you screen all the stones you get?

It is not possible to have all stones examined by the lab. This costs 55 per stone. That is why I have gemstones examined for authenticity by random sampling per supplier.

Questions about this blog? I like to hear from you!

About Jewels with Flair

About the author

Erlinde is the owner and designer of Jewels with Flair. All jewelry is made by hand and is characterized by the sustainably used materials such as freshwater pearls and gemstones. For this, Erlinde has gemstones sampled per supplier
investigate for authenticity. Because you can buy the jewelry in different designs such as sterling silver, gold-plated sterling silver and stainless steel, there is a suitable piece of jewelry for every budget. look at the
collection on

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February 24, 2022 — Erlinde Kramer

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