Home > News > Industry News > New!! fake-jewellery Can you s.....
Certifications
Contact us
        hotline: +86 0755-25861273 0755-25534056
        E-mail: sales@bzshow.net
Contact Now
Customer Comment
  • Thanks for your care and attention
    Thanks for your care and attention
    Your service was excellent and I was very impressed with your high level of professionalism☺.
    All my very best wishes, and once again many thanks for your care and attention.

    Kind regards,
  • A very, very, nice box!
    A very, very, nice box!
    I could not be happier. The boxes are perfect. Better than I imagined.
    Thank you all so much. Sincerely yours, 
  • England customer
    England customer
    Thank you for the Happy New Year, I am happy to do business with you, Hanna has helped me a lot and you should be proud to have such a good employee.
    There is lots of business this year to go through so as soon as my client starts giving me instructions I will be in touch with Hanna.
    Thank you for the gift, it was really thoughtful of you and I will be using it as my lucky pen this year.
    Speak soon
    Kind regards

News

New!! fake-jewellery Can you spot fake jewellery?

  • Author:Charlene
  • Source:Yadao
  • Release on :2017-05-19
 

Some tips on how to spot a fake jewellery item.

Gone are the days of the man on the street corner selling watches from inside his coat, a glittering neck chain with a promise of 24ct gold, “genuine mate, you wont find it cheaper”,  I’ve seen my fair share believe me. From the aforementioned shady fella pulling boxes from the back of his shiny BMW to the very colourful Tommy Hilfiger watch I bought for my then girlfriend from a trusted source, only to be acquainted by headline in the Sunday paper stating “Why is this watch fake?” (insert large picture of said watch) – “because Tommy Hilfiger don’t make watches!”  of course red faced and angry at the merchant who had sold it to me it’s something we laugh about 20 years down the line!!  I live by the philosophy of “Buy Cheap, Buy Twice” or “You get what you pay for” but it’s not always as simple as knowing it’s fake or purposely buying something cheap because you know a guy that knows someone that got them off the back of a lorry.

We’ve heard of reports of companies like Kay Jewellers swapping out diamonds for Glass stones and Gemstones to unsuspecting customers and with the rise in synthetic diamonds and cheap imports it’s easy to be dazzled by the glamour and cheap prices in an economy thats proving tougher to live in. So have you ever been tempted to buy fake jewellery? Maybe you purchased jewellery without doing neccesary checks, I mean who does that anyway, we trust the high-street jewellers don’t we?

So if you have doubts or are just curious here’s a few things to help you on your way:

1: Check your Hallmark

Check your jewellery for a stamp or hallmark. 9 Carat Gold, 14 Carat Gold, 18 Carat Gold, 22 Carat Gold, 950 Platinum, 950 Silver. There are only 4 assay offices in the UK. These are London, Birmingham, Sheffield and Edinburgh. Always check for these hallmarks.

2: Check Your sources

Is the item being sold online on an auction site like ebay, or Shpock? Does the seller have an original image, or has it been stolen from a reputable company? If you can’t see the jewellery item in the photograph, it’s not clear, our advice is – Don’t buy it. Check with the seller if it has a certificate of authenticity or a Diamond Certification such as IGI or EGL for instance.

3: Check your returns Policy/Warranty

Does the item come with a return policy or warranty? You should have at least 14 days to bring the jewellery product back as standard. This can give you peace of mind that you can get it checked out by a third party for insurance purposes.

4: Check the item quality

The links on any good quality bracelet or necklace are NOT pinched together, they should be soldered together and really smooth. Good Diamonds will chip but not generally scratch easily. So check the quality of the stones.

5: Brand Marks and Logo’s

Top brands such as Tiffany will stamp each jewellery item with the Tiffany & Co hallmark. (e.g. Tiffany & Co. 925, or T & Co. 925) Look out for these types of stamps when purchasing your jewellery items. Look out for any known differences with fake brands such as misspellings or font changes.