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Crystal, Mineral, Meteorite Identification

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What is my Stone?

We get a lot of messages from people asking us to identify a stone or Meteorite they have by sending us a picture of it.

If your stone was purchased from Satin Crystals, we can help you identify your crystal or meteorite, which we guarantee authentic.

If your specimen was not from our shop, we DO NOT do mineral identification.

The reason Satin Crystals does not ID stones from other sources is that we want you to have accurate information. It's not 100% possible for us to tell a stone's qualities and authenticity through photos, therefore we err on the side of caution and suggest you take the following steps instead:

How do I identify my Crystal or Meteorite?

  1. Ask the person from whom you purchased it

  2. Take your stone to a local gem shop so they can inspect it in person

  3. Research your stones in Rock and Mineral books or online references

  4. Post your question and mineral photo on forums so that a professional gemologist or mineralogist can give you an answer

  5. Send your specimen to a certified laboratory:
    meteorite testing laboratories or gemstone testing laboratories

    Is my Gemstone or Meteorite real or fake?

    If you purchased your crystal from us, it is real. We also tell you if the natural stones have been treated in any way. 

    At this time we only sell three synthetic stones and state it clearly in the listings: Hematine, Opalite, and Goldstone. 

    If you purchased your crystal elsewhere, we are unable to tell you if it is real or fake. Therefore, refer to the above 3 methods on how to get more information.

    Satin Crystals does not do photo identification for real versus fake stones. If you wish to try and determine its authenticity by yourself, here are some references we have available to you:

    For all other stones, you can research the correct method, contact a professional at, or post your picture on Reddit What's This Rock.

    Where can I get real Crystals and Meteorites?

    When you want to save yourself the headache and stress of wondering if your specimen is real, shop at Satin Crystals. We have been in business for 20 years- we know our stuff and we want to give you the best. Everything is hand inspected by Sheila and Lisa Satin. Take a look...Shop with confidence at Satin Crystals now.

    Is Satin Crystals Real?

    Sometimes people ask us to prove we are legitimate. This is understandable because you want to be sure you have an authentic product and seller before you invest.

    There's not a way to "prove" it per se, but yes, we are a real and registered business with authentic products.

    We can offer the following tips so you can investigate and make your own decisions:

    • Check out our ABOUT page to learn more about Sheila and Lisa, plus our 20 years of adventures and experiences with crystals and gems.
    • Join the VIP CLUB to get free emails with all kinds of important information, updates, and deals on gems and minerals. 
    • Send us an EMAIL any time. 

    Where do I go from here?