Turquoise Stone - How Can You Tell The Difference Between Real and Fake?
There are different types of real Turquoise stones because they are mined in more than one place. Then there are fake Turquoise stones that are sometimes labeled as real Turquoise. The fake Turquoise is usually made from howlite. It is a gray and white stone with dark gray veins. This is often dyed blue to look like the Turquoise stone. Because the howlite stone has the veins, when dyed blue it resembles one of the types of Turquoise. Some people refer to howlite as White Turquoise but it has no relation to Turquoise. There are different ways to tell the genuine Turquoise stone from the fake one.