Founded in 1837, Tiffany & Co. is globally recognised for its legacy of manufacturing masterpieces.
While some jewellery pieces offer a more classic look, others feature a highly creative and modern aesthetic.
The name “Tiffany” is indeed synonymous with style, beauty and sophistication in fine jewellery.
While the name has become so recognisable for its exquisite creations, the company is often the focus of counterfeiters.
A counterfeiter can simply stamp “Tiffany & Co.” on a necklace, ring or any item and pass it off as an original one.
So, how can you tell if Tiffany jewellery is real?
The fact is that it is not easy. However, few ways can help you identify the signs of a fake Tiffany & Co. jewellery item. Continue reading below to know about them.
If your Tiffany jewellery has a chain, check its links. Original Tiffany links are soldered continuous links. Thus, there should be no break in the links from where it can be separated.
In simple words, the soldering is so precise and smooth that it is pretty impossible to spot where the link started or ended.
If the links have no solder, or the soldered area of the link is visible, the jewellery is ideally a fake one.
Is all Tiffany jewellery stamped?
Yes, every jewellery item of the brand is stamped with the mark “Tiffany & Co.” along with the metal’s purity mark.
However, every stamp or logo on genuine Tiffany jewellery should be perfectly engraved and aligned.
The engravings are always centred, legible, and sharp. They should not be blurred or difficult to read.
Moreover, a silver Tiffany jewellery piece flaunts the engraving “Sterling” or “925”.
If you do not see anyone of these, it is a fake. Alternatively, if it is visible, make sure the engraving is appropriately aligned.
Check the engravings for alignment and font. For example, the stamp “1837” on genuine jewellery item of Tiffany.
The numbers are full and all aligned perfectly on a straight line. On the contrary, a counterfeit piece will show thin numbers that are not aligned with each other.
Moreover, modern authentic Tiffany items typically flaunt the full name “Tiffany & Co.” with a larger T and C. The brand used the terms “TIFFANY & CO.” or only just “TIFFANY 18K” on genuine vintage pieces.
If your item shows all uniform letters, it might be a fake.
The next significant thing to look for in your Tiffany jewellery is the stamp “PLEASE RETURN TO”. Many of the counterfeit pieces read this engraving without any space between the words like – “PLEASERETURNTO”.
Authentic Tiffany jewellery will always be stamped with a “purity mark”. A beautiful silver piece like a Tiffany tag bracelet features either the “Sterling” or “925” purity mark.
However, the former mark is more commonly found on vintage items. This means the jewellery will feel heavy.
Thus, if you hold the item and it feels light, it is not genuine.
Overall, if there is anything about a Tiffany jewellery piece that puts you in doubt, it may be a fake.
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