Simple Tips To Distinguish Authentic Jewelry

Jan 26 09:20 2009 Roberto Sedycias Print This Article

The growing trend for authentic jewelry has also facilitates many stores selling fake authentic jewelry. Read on the tips to differentiate between genuine and fake jewelry.

There is a special charm in the authentic jewelry even in this fashion era. Of course many people prefer the trendy,Guest Posting affordable and fashion jewelry. Though the low cost of the costume jewelry gives an option to add more and more number of jewelry pieces to one`s jewelry collection, but authentic jewelry gives an elegant look to a woman`s personality.

Women love to look different than their peers. Imagine the envious look of your friends when you arrive at a theme party wearing an authentic hand made Native American Jewelry! What`s more, these set of authentic jewelry pieces will match with any kind of clothes.

Some famous brands of authentic jewelry are the Native American art jewelry, authentic Hawaiian jewelry, authentic Irish jewelry and Celtic jewelry. The handmade jewelry by the Native American artisans is really exquisite. Authentic original Hawaiian jewelry such as a gorgeous plumeria ring makes a great gift for birthdays, and anniversaries.

Many women also prefer the traditional Irish Jewelry. There is a common confusion about the Irish jewelry and Celtic jewelry in the market. Many jewelry selling websites refer Celtic jewelry as Irish Jewelry which is not true. Celtic jewelry pieces are actually one of the oldest forms of Irish jewelry pieces.

The growing fascination towards authentic jewelry has created an opportunity for many stores and websites to sell fake authentic jewelry. Using cheap materials and labor, countries like the Philippines and China produce fake authentic jewelry and sell them at very low cost.

They look so alike that at times it`s hard to distinguish the fake one from that of genuine authentic jewelry. If you are buying from regular jewelry store or on-line site, there is chance of getting duped. However there are a few tips which help you identify the real authentic jewelry.

Watch out for the materials:

Check the material of the authentic jewelry pieces. If it`s a silver one, it should be marked sterling or .925 and if gold, it should be marked 14k, 18k, or gold-filled. As of the stone material, check out if it is natural, treated or stabilized. A genuine seller will sure to answer your queries. Also make sure to include a written disclosure to the raw components of your purchase on your receipt while buying.

Hand made or hand crafted:

The price of these authentic jewelry pieces depends upon their design process. Hand made jewelry are generally higher in price as the whole assembling of raw materials, design and crafting are usually done hand-made by skilled artisans. In hand crafted jewelry, only the crafting part is done by skillful jewelry designers.

Stamping, die cutting, casing, and other mechanical means are made easier in case of machine made jewelry. Hence, make sure to inquire about the form of authentic jewelry before buying them.

Obtain a receipt or certificate of authenticity:

If you are really interested to have some genuine authentic jewelry into your collection, don`t fall for the pretty bauble of low price. By buying original authentic jewelry, you will in a way help the local skilled artisans in getting their commission. Yes, you can ask for some discount from the shop where you purchase your authentic jewelry. But make sure your receipt includes the following things.

* The original price of the jewelry piece and discount, if any.

* Specific description of the jewelry piece which includes the materials, type of stones used (natural, stabilized or imitation).

* Tribal affiliation of the local jewelry artisan.

Now many reputed stores also sell authentic jewelry. One prominent name among them is Tiffany & Co. Known for their unsurpassed reputation and quality, authentic Tiffany silver jewelry is the latest craze among modern women these days.

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