When choosing a gemstone, one must consult a good gemologist and
buy gems from a recognized gemstone mart. Only experience will help
you distinguish the fake from the real. It is said that you can
check the gemstone by constantly feeling and touching the gem; most
of the gems are hard, the duplicate ones are waxy if they are squeezed
between fingers. However, the correct scientific method is to rely
on the specific gravity test and the refractive index test. Artificial
and fake gems serve no purpose except ornamentation and one will
not get the desired results of the original gem.
Finally, a gem is only a means to end- and not the end- of sorrows,
obstructions, etc. Do not believe in anyone who says all your problems
will come to an end after you start wearing a lucky gem. Just as
astrology is torchlight to truth, and not the truth (that is for
you to seek with effort), gems can only be an aid to life, but not
the ultimate solution.