So let’s start with the dictionary definition of each
Real – actually occurring as a thing, existent
Fake – not genuine, imitation or counterfeit
In my mind all crystals are real – as they do exist. However, the difference for me is whether it is in fact made in the earth and therefore is mined as a natural product, or if it is in fact man made.
No crystal can be deemed ‘fake’ they are simply man made. Some do try to imitate those of mined crystals but quite often the man made ones do have different names and so do have a point of differentiation.
Here I am now going to list some of the man made ones or ones that have slight differentiations in the way they are, and can cause rumours or discussions about if they are real.