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While buying tiffany necklaces, how can we identify what they are genuine or fake? Here I will introduce five steps for you to refer.
- Step 1: Become familiar with the characteristics of authenticity included in every Tiffany necklace. Every year Tiffany releases new silver jewelry designs. These pieces may include modifications of past designs, but few eliminate the signature details of a real Tiffany & Co. necklace. For example, the necklace's chain links are always soldered smoothly and closed completely, the heart pendants are not curved or bent, and the engraving is smooth without any signs of shoddy or dotted lettering.
- Step 2: View the online photos of the tiffany jewelry carefully. Online jewelry sellers may copy pictures of real Tiffany's necklaces from the jeweler's website to prove to buyers that their merchandise is authentic. If the necklace does not have a lobster clasp and the silver color is a light gray or a dark steel hue, the jewelry is not authentic.
- Step 3: Check the jewelry's weight and 925 silver designations. According to Tiffany's official website, in 1851, Tiffany became the first American company to use the 925/100 weight standard for its jewelry. Authentic tiffany silver jewelry pieces are engraved with the 925-weight designation on the front or back of each piece of jewelry and on the clasp. A faux Tiffany necklace will also weigh considerably less than the real Tiffany necklace's standard weight of 72 grams.
- Step 4: Examine the jewelry's sales price. Authentic tiffany sale never goes on sale. In 1837, Tiffany founders Charles Lewis Tiffany and Charles B. Young established a pricing model where each piece of jewelry sold has a non-negotiable selling price. If the tiffany necklace is sold for more than 30 to 70 percent below retail price, you are probably buying a faux piece.
- Step 5: Look at the packaging for fake necklace clues. Tiffany & Co. packaging is known for its signature "Tiffany Blue” colored pouches and boxes. If you want to spot a faux Tiffany necklace, check for irregular-sized pouches and boxes that are not the original, "Tiffany Blue” hue.
Refer to the five steps above, you will not be deceived when you are buying tiffany sterling silver jewelry, whether necklaces, earrings or bangles.