Jewelry comes in the form of earrings, necklaces and rings and like with any big purchase you want to be sure you’re getting your money’s worth especially when it comes to gold chains and diamond rings. Fake jewelry is usually made of non-precious metal and stone.
Here are some tips to make sure you’re not buying fake jewelry. The seller! Buy from genuine jeweler stores to make sure that what you’re buying is genuine. You can also read reviews of the store. Most stores have a good reputation if what they’re selling is genuine and they will be able to answer any questions you may have. If you’re buying jewelry online make sure to do your research on the company before committing to buying from them. If you aren’t sure about the jewelry piece do not buy. If you are thinking of buying jewelry online, check their return policy if its reasonable enough you have time to check for its authenticity. Once you’ve bought and looked at the piece, you’ll be able to return it if it doesn’t meet your standards.
Features and quality! Certain features can distinguish between real and fake jewelry. Most precious metal has a hallmark stamped on for example sterling silver has the stamp “925” and gold indicating karats such as “10K and “20K”. These hallmarks are usually on the inside of a ring or on a small plate at the end of a necklace. Precious metals are not magnetic so if the piece is drawn to a magnet it is not real. If a necklace, ring, or earring looks poorly made, has rough edges its most likely not genuine. When buying for diamond the seller will provide a certificate if you ask for one. If they can’t give you a certificate the diamond isn’t real.
These are tips to avoid buying fake jewelry remember to not buy from sellers you don’t know or have doubts about. If you have questions, ask them and they should be able to give you answers.