How to Authenticate Luxury Jewelry

Fake has unfortunately become a  norm in today’s fashion world, so be prepared to face the onslaught and arm yourself with the facts! When you are paying a hefty amount to buy high jewelry, you need to be doubly sure that they are authentic, original, real and of value. One way to ensure they are real is to buy them from the official stores of the brands. But not everyone can travel to another country to buy authentic and valuable jewelry. Hence, if you are buying jewelry online or from anywhere else, look for some signs so that you are assured that you have got an item worth its value.

Features to Help You Authenticate Jewelry

1. Hallmarks

One of the trustworthy factors that can verify jewelry is the hallmarks. These are sort of official stamps that certify the purity and the value of the metal. In some cases, it also notifies the place from where the piece was procured. When you are buying vintage or antique ornaments, hallmarks can be of huge help in getting you the original piece. There are many ways to identify and find the meaning of hallmarks. An example can be of a jewelry piece from Cartier. The items made in France have a stamp with an eagle head.

2. Designer signatures

This is a practical way of jewelry verification but you need to look closely. All branded jewelry comes with designer signatures. To identify the real one, you need to look at the consistency and the right font. The quality of the engraving also matters. Look for font uniformity, the placing of the signature and overall evenness. Take a  few pieces from the same brand and compare. Asprey Women Jewelry boasts a very prominent signature as seen in the Asprey 18 K Yellow Gold and Steel Ring.

3. Craftsmanship

The way the piece appears says a lot about the craftsmanship behind it. It also says one very important thing – whether that piece is genuine. Different materials will have different standards. For example, if it is diamond jewelry, then it should be white and of course the 4Cs which are cut, clarity, color and carat. For pearls, you should look for luster or shine, a clear surface, and the right shape and color. When it comes to gemstones, they should have bright colors and should appear lively. Also, there are some gemstones that are too hard to be cut, so if you see too much neatness, then that could be a synthetic stone.

Luxury Jewelry Brands and Their Authentication

When it comes to beautiful and valuable women’s jewelry, it always pays off to choose from the best brands. Just look online and you will be able to find not just new pieces but even pre-loved pieces. The best thing about the latter is that although these pieces may have signs of wear and tear, the value is still intact and you get them at lower prices as well. Still, there are authentication elements which you should look for.

Tiffany & Co.

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Tiffany & Co. Novo Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring Size 45

Women’s Jewelry consists of different kinds of jewelry pieces from bracelets, earrings, rings, silver pendants, platinum earrings, platinum pendants, platinum engagement rings and so on. To authenticate Tiffany & Co. jewelry, you can look at the unique signature and placement of logo. The hallmark should be sharp and clear to read, excellent workmanship and the piece should feel heavy. It will have smooth links and evenly set stones. The metal will feel heavy as well. A fine example is the Novo Diamond Platinum Engagement Ring. A striking design with the most amazing diamond set in platinum does not only scream high-quality craftsmanship but also high value that is permanent.

Chopard

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Chopard Happy Diamonds Starfish 18K Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace

When it comes to finest jewelry, Chopard Women Jewelry items are the ones to look for. One of the best ways to authenticate Chopard jewelry is to look at brand markings. They will have precise engravings and will carry the signature of the jeweller. It will also have information on metal content. There are also certain numberings such as 750 for gold pieces and 950 for platinum jewelry. It will also have a serial number which you can cross-check with their record. You can find these features on all their jewelry pieces such as the Chopard Happy Curves Diamonds & Yellow Gold Stud Earrings.

Dior

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Dior Crystal Studded Gold Tone Bracelet Size 21 cm

If you wish to buy high-end necklaces and bracelets, then you should look at the unique designs from Dior Women Jewelry line. A perfect example is the Dior Crystal Studded Gold Tone Bracelet. It comes with the unique Dior logo and fine craftsmanship. The gold-tone links and the tiny crystals vouch for the authenticity of the brand. In all branded jewelry pieces, one common factor is the logo.

Gucci

Gucci Women’s Jewelry is among the most sought after jewelry pieces and consists of white gold bands, gold jewelry, platinum and silver pieces, bracelets, earrings and more. Presence of Gucci hallmark and metal hallmark are key indicators to authentic Gucci jewelry. Gucci bands are widely sought after by couples, one example is the Gucci White Gold Diamond Band made from 18 k white gold. You can find the Gucci logo covered with diamonds.

Hermès

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Hermes Clic-Clac H Cream Enamel Gold Plated Bracelet

Hermès, another popular jewelry brand, comprises of jewelry that boasts of high craftsmanship, high quality, and valuable metal. The popular items from Hermes jewelry are their bracelets. The Hermes Clic-Clac H Cream Enamel Gold Plated Bracelet is one of the iconic pieces from the brand. The H hook closure, the cream enamel plated in gold lends a beautiful and stylish look to the bracelet. Hermès jewelry comes with a made in hallmark, date code and brand hallmarks. 

High-value jewelry pieces are expensive and thus an investment. Therefore, it only makes sense to buy authentic and original jewelry. Do proper research and find all the authentication information so that you get the best in terms of quality, originality, and value.

Aakriti Magoon

Fashion Content Editor

Aakriti is a fashion enthusiast, music lover and likes all things stardust. Having lived in ten cities across India, she likes to meet new people and experiment with new cuisines. An ardent football and tennis fan, she’s a loyal supporter of the Argentinan football team and Rafael Nadal.

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