Difference Between Genuine & Fake Bianstone

Difference Between Genuine & Fake Bianstone

How to Distinguish the Genuine and the Fake Bianstones

With the popularity of Bianstones and the development of Bianstone therapeutics, many fake Bianstones appear on the market, among which Lingbi Stones take up the major portion. With the dark gray color and white veins similar to the Bianstone, Lingbi Stone and other stones are used to pass for the Bianstone and mislead the consumers. However, due to the unknown compositions of the fake Bianstone and its failure to pass the rigorous safety testing, there is a widespread doubt about its adverse effects. Therefore, consumers should be cautious when purchasing Bianstone products.

With a microcrystalline structure, the genuine Bianstone belongs to pumice. Its temperature quickly conforms to that of human body when they comes into contact, that is , the Bianstone will soon get warm; in comparison, Lingbi Stone (a Ying stone found in abundance in Anhui and very easy to mine which result in lower costs is a type of mineral), it still remains cool after a long time contact.

Because of the scarcity of Sibin Stones and the recent popular use of Sibin Bianstone in medical equipments, the genuine Bianstone is of very high value and fetch a higher price.

Consumers should note the following points to guard against counterfeiting:

National test report and safety verification Modern evidence-based medicine requires quantitative clinical research data. In the project of developing Bianstones, a test report based on the experimental research is generated by the national department of China academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Academic Institution of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. By synthesizing those results, Beijing Gengnai Optical Rotation Detection Technology Research Center sets up the Bianstone standard (Q/XC GWJ001-2005) and the Bianstone Tool Standard (Q/XC GWJ002-2005). Since 2002, the Bianstone has been applied to two national research programs initiated by the State Administration of the Traditional Chinese Medicine. Since 2003, it has been clinically used in the affiliated Xi Yuan Hospital of China Academy of Medical Sciences.

Restrictions of radioactivity and hazardous substances specified in the Bianstone standard are stricter than national standards, even passing the stringent test of EU Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS, 2002/95/EC). Not a few businesspersons who sell fake Bianstones cannot provide the true and reliable proofs. They are either tampering with the data of quality inspection standard on Bianstone made by relevant departments, chemical composition of test reports and radioactivity test reports or they just copy the real data and sell Lingbi Stones.

Consumers should be alert of it

Making Fake Bianstones by Confusing False Bianstone Concepts in Jewellery Verification and Other International Gem Identification has assessment index of fineness, weight and cutting of the gems. However, the Bianstone, a type of pumice, is neither a mineral nor jewellery. It is the best material for bianstone healing & for medical equipment. Fineness and weight alone cannot be used to distinguish between the genuine and the fake Bianstone.

The real Bianstone is generally dark gray or brownish gray when unpolished, and a polished one is usually grayish black or brownish black. Some Bianstones are yellowish for containing plenty of pyrits and some even have stone textures / white veins / brownish spots left by the process of formation.
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"To safeguard your health, do not buy bianstones from unknown sources which do not have the means to prove their origin"

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Office of Bian Stone & Scrape Committee from China Association of Acupuncture and Moxibustion listed the below points which must be present in Bianstone:-

1) High Infra-red rays

2) High ultrasonic waves when rubbed

3) Beneficial elements

4) Silky smooth

4) Safe to use and does not contain any harmful substances / elements as well as harmful radiation found in other stones.

Perhaps the red stone does not meet some of the criteria mentioned above, and that is why the red stone prices drops very fast as not many people is buying it for health sake.

5A grade is also a marketing strategy term used by some people to market their product. Original type is listed as 3A, and some marketing guru used the term 5A or even 6A. So basically, Original bianstone is 3A , and not 5A used by people.

To increase sales, some people also use Certificate to convince customers that their bianstone is real and not fake bianstones. In China, the so-called Lingbi stones found in Anhui Province in China is often passed off as a real bianstone as it looks very similiar to the original bianstone after cutting and polishing, and this is very cheap as compared to original bianstone. The original bianstone found in nature is not a rock form, but a piece of pumice rock in slab form (with top and bottom skin) of various thickness of greyish black to brownish black colour,  wherease the fake bianstone is a rock harvested from the ground or rocky surfaces (not in slab form).

Testing for the original bianstone is done by expert by picking up random stones within a certain area every now and then in report format. If you were to test every piece of stone individually and comes with an idividual certificate, the price will be rocket high. Even if there is certifcates, the certificates is just printed for the sake of marketing, and they are not real certificates.

We hope to maintain the prices affordable for most people, so we do not do any packaging and other kind of certification. We got the goods from first source , direct from the origin, so you do not have to worry about the authencity. We have been selling very well in China, Singapore,South East Asia,Australia,Europe as well as in USA.

Regular scraping of bianstone / or stimulating your body's acupressure point helps to maintain health and immunity without taking any medicine.

We got our bianstones direct from one source only - original first source of supply, and each and every piece of bianstone is manually hand crafted and watejet cutting. You can see the production video here:-

How the bianstone used in traditional bianstone therapy (mentioned in
黄帝内经) is discovered here (and this is the same source we have):-

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