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, use the following luxury jewelry authentication tips 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 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 Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Signature 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet.

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, check for 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 faceted gemstones, they should appear bright & lively. Also, there are some gemstones that are too hard to be cut. So, if you see too much neatness, that could be a synthetic stone that is usually used for its luster and aesthetic value. Rarity is a key characteristic that lends value to a gemstone.

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 that you should look for.

Van Cleef & Arpels

Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Signature 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet S (1)
Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Signature 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet

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 Van Cleef & Arpels, you can look at the unique signature and placement of the 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 Van Cleef & Arpels Perlée Signature 18k Yellow Gold Bracelet. It does not only scream high-quality craftsmanship but also art and exquisiteness.


Chopard Happy Diamonds Starfish 18K Yellow Gold Pendant Necklace

When it comes to the 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 jeweler. 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 Diamonds Cabochon Blue Sapphire.


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Dior Rose des Vents Diamond Onyx Rose Gold Bracelet

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 Rose des Vents Diamond Onyx Rose Gold Bracelet. It comes with the unique Dior logo and fine craftsmanship. The brand logo vouch for the authenticity of the brand. Especially in Dior, the quality of the lettering and uniformity of the jewelry plays a crucial role in determining authenticity. In all branded jewelry pieces, one common factor is the logo.


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. The 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 Icon Stardust Diamond & 18K White Gold Hoop Earrings

 made from 18 k white gold. You can find the Gucci logo covered with diamonds.


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Hermes Kelly Diamond 18k Rose Gold Bangle Bracelet 16cm

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 Kelly Diamond 18k Rose Gold Bangle Bracelet is one of the iconic pieces from the brand. The iconic Kelly lock and 18k rose gold lend a beautiful and stylish look to the bracelet. Besides, the lavish metal hallmark present on Hermes speaks volumes about its authenticity.

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 use our tips on luxury jewelry authentication so that you get the best in terms of quality, originality, and value.

Aakriti Magoon

Assistant Manager - Content

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.

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