Rudraksha beads from
One has to be wary of artificial beads made out of wood. Artificial Rudraksha beads are also made from nuts and other wild seeds.
Detailed below are some methods to distinguish between the original and fake Rudraksha.
Real Rudraksha beads do not float on water.
Boiling has no effect on a real Rudraksha.
The lines on the real Rudraksha are not equidistant.