Double terminated crystals have a point at each end. These crystals take the energy in at one point, transmute it, and emanate it at the other point. Like any crystal, double terminated crystals can be natural and artificial, and can be found in various sizes and colors. Let’s see exactly how these crystals are created by Mother Nature and how they are made by man. You will also find out several factors that you should pay attention to if you want to clearly distinguish a natural crystal from a synthetic one.
In nature, double terminated crystals form in free-floating pockets, which remain after the liquid in them has slowly evaporated. This process creates crystals that have a termination on each end. If normal quartz formations grow inside igneous rocks, the double terminated crystals can be found in sedimentary rock that was laid down a long time ago by subterranean marine deposits. It should be noted that double terminated crystals can also be found in clusters, but this is very rare.
When it comes to man-made double terminated crystals, you should know that there are several ways in which these can be created in a laboratory.
If you wonder how you can tell the difference between a double terminated crystal is natural or artificial, you should know that in the United States, there are clear regulations regarding this. The Federal Trade Commission has requested that any artificial crystal should be described in a way that eliminates any confusion that it was not produced naturally.
But there are also a few tips and tricks that will help you set them apart:
Some of the double terminated crystals you can find in the Village Rock Shop: