Real or imitation turquoise? A tip on how to check

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Turquoise is a beautiful type of blue stone which is often used in jewellery or ornamentation. Sadly, this stone can easily be imitated by replacing it with certain blue tones. Here is a method so as to determine whether the stone is real or not.

What you need :

A lighter

How to check ?

1. All you need is a lighter to check if the stone is an imitation or not.

2. Quickly place the stone under the flame. If it changes colour or if it melts it is undoubtedly a fake turquoise.