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How to identify Cartier replica jewelry!

The biggest challenge you are likely to encounter when shopping for this iconic piece of jewelry is the huge market for fake Cartier Love Bracelets. The original item is expensive so people who cannot afford the genuine item prefer to sport a replica at a fraction of the price, rather than do without.

Cartier Jewelry knock off are one of the most singularly iconic pieces of jewelry in history. They’re highly recognizable, highly covet-able, and highly symbolic. So it goes with luxury goods, this combination usually leads to knockoffs. Try opening the screw clamps. We happened to catch one such knockoff at our showroom, and wanted to share with you so you won’t be fooled by fake Cartier jewelry. So, how do you tell if a Cartier love bracelet is real or fake?

Check the look and placement of the screw stamps. As expected, Cartier goes to great lengths to ensure that every single feature on their items is faultless, including the look and placement of the screws. In an authentic bracelet, all screws are evenly spaced from each other as well as from the edges of the bracelet. The indentation in each screw is clean and sharp.

Cartier Love Bracelet In White Gold With 4 Diamonds Big Screw Cartier Love Bracelet In White Gold With 4 Diamonds Big Screw

Look for the logo and serial number. Note that the stamps aren’t identical (the fake mistakenly puts the smudged Cartier logo on both sides and uses an 18kt stamp instead of Cartier’s “750”) and the fake’s (on the right) are done sloppily and unevenly. The authentic Cartier love bracelet’s stamping is crisp, level and easily legible.

Another good clue is the color of the Cartier replica Love bangle. Cartier Love bracelets are made in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. The options for customization with diamonds in combination with these metals are nearly endless. However, Gold Cartier Love bracelet replicas likely will use sterling silver instead of platinum and white gold, and may use gold plate or fake gold to mimic the other gold colors. Any diamonds would likely be imitation as well. If the Love bangle in question has a brassy or chrome like quality to its color (or any tarnish around the stamps in the case of white metal), it's a fake.

You’ll also see this smooth, melded look on the screw clamps that close the bangle. The real Cartier Love bangle has screw caps with the same crisp stamping as the rest of its details. And about the screw – it should turn easily with the screwdriver. Take a closer look at the color. When we try to open the fake Cartier Love bangle, there’s practically no give. The genuine Cartier’s screw turns effortlessly to open the bracelet.

The best way to spot a fake Cartier Love bangle is by looking for the lack of attention to detail imbued in every Cartier piece. Knockoff Cartier Love bangles are just like every other form of counterfeit goods – they just don’t compare to the original. When it comes to quality, longevity, and your overall happiness with your purchase, you are much better off saving for your dream Love bracelet, finding a jeweler you can trust, and cherishing this iconic piece for the rest of your life when it’s finally yours.

When you are shopping for a genuine Cartier Love Bracelet, the best way to ensure that you are not getting ripped off is to take time to inspect every feature closely. In an authentic piece, every single detail will be absolutely perfect with not even the smallest flaw. Imitation pieces on the other hand just cannot compare with the original – they will almost always have some fault.