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How Can You Tell If a SILK SCARF Is Genuine

When people go shopping for silk scarves, they must determine if the silk scarf they are about to purchase is 100% silk scarf or not. It is easy for customers to be tricked into buying a silk scarf mixed with polyester for the high price of a real silk scarf, especially when buying from second hand stores.

Luckily, there are several ways to determine if the silk scarf you want is genuine or fake. Out of all the human senses, touch is the most important one here. Silk scarves made completely out of 100% natural silk will feel significantly smoother and softer than an artificial one. When running your fingers along the fabric, you should be able to experience a sleek and comfortable feeling. Also, if you take a genuine silk scarf as you rub it continuously against the palm of your hand, the fabric will get warm. On the contrary, artificial silk scarves don’t feel quite as soft, neither does it feel quite as natural. When artificial silk scarves are rubbed against your hand, they won’t heat up and will stay cool. Real silk scarves also have a unique luster. Silk threads always have a slight variation in color, so when the threads are woven together the scarf will seem to shine and appear to shift in color as light is directed at it.

Silk scarves that contain artificial fabrics will always shine white no matter what the angle of light is, so in those cases, you know you have a not 100% silk scarf in your hands.
Another more invasive way to determine the genuineness of a silk scarf is to burn off a little piece of the fabric. Although this method may seems a bit dangerous, it is the most dependable way to distinguish real silk from fake silk. Remember to keep a bowl of water nearby for safety purposes in case the test gets out of hand. When silk is lit up, it catches fire almost instantaneously and smells like something that resembles a blown-out candle, and the ashes that are produced will be loose and crispy. On the other hand, when fake silk is ignited, it will smell like burning paper or burnt plastic, and fewer ashes will be left behind. If these descriptions match the results you see, then you know the fabric you have is probably a blend of silk and polyester instead of pure silk. When you purchase a silk scarf it is in your best interest to purchase one from a reputable dealer.

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