How to identify real agarwood bracelet vs fake agarwood bracelet?

How to identify real agarwood bracelet vs fake agarwood bracelet
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First of all, there are many counterfeit agarwood bracelets on the market now because the price of agarwood price is very high. If you are an amateur in agarwood, it’s difficult to recognize whether an agarwood bracelet is genius agarwood or fake agarwood. Here are tips for you to identify real agarwood bracelets and fake agarwood bracelets at the buying moment. But you should keep in mind that the level of counterfeiting agarwood bracelets is rising daily. You should not apply rigidly to all situations. It may not be affected by a super fake agarwood bracelet.

1. First, identify the real agarwood bracelet based on its smell:

The first tip to identify a real agarwood bracelet vs a fake agarwood bracelet is at the normal temperature. The smell of a real agarwood bracelet is always weaker than the smell of a fake agarwood bracelet. You can only smell sweet, comfortable, delicate, and gentle of a real bracelet when you keep it close to your nose because of the natural oud oil scent inside the wood. With a counterfeit agarwood bracelet, you can smell it far from your nose. But it is not a sweet and comforting aroma. Normally, it’s a pungent odor. The real oud wood bracelet has eternal fragrance and the fake oud wood smell is reduced day by day. When you use the bracelet for a long time, its smell can be reduced. The only thing to do for you is to put it in hot water for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then clean the agarwood beads with a soft cloth, and dry it. Their natural agarwood smell will back.

At the high temperature, a real agarwood bracelet has a very aromatic smell. A counterfeit agarwood bracelet doesn’t have an aromatic smell. But the seller won’t let you burn their agarwood beads to identify them in a normal way. So what can we do? We use steel wire, heat the edge, and reeve into the agarwood bead hole. With this method, you can smell the agarwood beads at a high temperature and don’t affect the appearance of the beads. It’s the second tip to identify a real agarwood bracelet.

How to identify real agarwood bracelet vs fake agarwood bracelet
Use the hot temperature steel wire to reeve into the agarwood bead hole to check the smell.

2. Secondly, identify real agarwood bracelets based on bead color.

A real aloeswood bracelet is natural in color to includes white wood parts and infected wood parts. They are never in solid color. The fake bracelet is normally in a solid color, especially in black solid color. Because fake aloeswood bracelet is normally injected with oil with high pressure, its color is solid. This is the third tip to identify real agarwood bracelets vs fake agarwood bracelets.

How to identify real agarwood bracelet vs fake agarwood bracelet
Real agarwood bracelets is never in solid color.

3. Based on bead surface

The sinking real genius agarwood bracelet is made from very old agarwood trees. Then, the agarwood material is a solid and high density of oud oil. And the only high-density resin inside can make the agarwood bracelet sink in water. As a result, the surface of the sink agarwood bead is very smooth.

The counterfeit agarwood bracelet is normally made from low-quality agarwood chip material. That is why the surface of the agarwood bead is not smooth. It can easily to found when you use a microscope.

How to identify real agarwood bracelet vs fake agarwood bracelet
How to identify real agarwood bracelets vs fake agarwood bracelets



Some tips above are only for your reference at the buying moment. We try to explain our experience easily. You should buy an agarwood bracelet from a credible seller and they have a guarantee for their products. One more thing is real agarwood products never have a cheap price. A Vietnam sink agarwood bracelet with a round shape 16mm beads price is never below $15K. And wild agarwood bracelet price is increasing day by day.

You can see our agarwood products here:

  1. Agarwood Bracelet

  2. Kinam

  3. Oud Chips

  4. Agarwood Oud Oil

  5. Agarwood Incense