People have myth to test the authenticity of the Rudraksha beads, sink the beads in water. The one which sinks in water is original and the one that floats is duplicate are not right. Even the ones made of wood with some lead impregnated in it can sink comfortably in waterThe Rudraksha should be brought from a genuine supplier who is accountable to the people, and who would accept returns. Buying rudraksha is like buying Gems in which buyers buy from a trusted supplier only and thus buyers needs to consult other previous buyers for the genuine suppliers and their experience of dealing with them, before taking a decision to purchase these beads.,. The best way is to procure from reliable source.Normally rudraksha are available from 2 to 21 mukhi, from these 3 to 7 mukhi are normally avialable,rarity start from 8mukhi to higher beads and even 2 mukhi, prices kept are according to the availability of the beads, pricing does not have impact on the importance each rudraksha has its own significance and should be choosen according to the purpose required.
The best way to choose rudraksha is by reading the properties of the beads and selecting the ones that closely match with what you desire and each rudraksha beads is attached with the properties and regards of different Gods and Goddesses .Rudraksha beads work by touch or by seeing or by possession so its better to keep rudraksha always with yourself either by weraing or by keeping in pocket.
Many get confused with the shape and size. One should not seriously worry about it. Just see that the faced is well defined, corns and contours are natural, there are no cracks near the central hole and the bead has a good health. Smaller size is also considered to be very auspicious.Rudra PUja(Under the experience of Mr Rajesh) always chooses the best quality rudraksha and very well shaped with average weight on the bead.