Hi everyone! Today's article continues to tackle more Tiffany & Co pieces, and how to distinguish an authentic item from a copycat. We will inspect two pieces and take a closer look at the differences between the two.
1) Tiffany & Co Ring - Peretti, Picasso, say what??!
Let's examine the first piece. Below you will see two versions of the Tiffany & Co XXOO (Love and Kisses) Ring. This is actually a very popular and beautiful statement ring. It sends a subtle message "(Love and kisses :))" in the most classic and elegant way!
The authentic ring (pictured on the right) is a joint effort of Tiffany & Co with world renowned designer Paloma Picasso. Here is a view of the logo on the real version. You can see that it is clearly marked: T & Co / Paloma Picasso / 925
Now, let's take a look at a fake version. From the outside, this ring looks pretty similar to the style and design of the authentic one. However, when you look into the signature / logo, you will see that it only has the "Tiffany & Co" logo, along with the "925" mark. First of all, the ring does not even have the feel of real sterling silver. Secondly, this ring was never marked with "Tiffany & Co", only "T&Co".
2) Tiffany & Co 1837 Concave Circle Necklace vs "Tiffany & Co. 1837 Concave Heart Necklace"?
The Tiffany & Co Concave Circle necklace is an awesome, and very well made piece. It is a classic, minimal necklace that one can wear to almost any occasion (Office, Casual - jeans, and just about anywhere). Therefore, it is no wonder that the necklace is has been "copied" many times over. The only thing I don't understand is why the counterfeiters also decided to change the shape of the pendant on some fake versions. See picture below for a side by side look of the real vs fake necklace.
Here is a link to the Authentic necklace with a few more pictures / detail:
There was never a heart version of this necklace so I am not sure where the copycats got this idea. Maybe because they think heart pendants are quite popular, so they decided to change the shape, hoping to sell more of the fake necklace?! I don't know the answer to this question, but my advice would be to stay away from an 1837 Concave Heart Necklace, no matter how authentic it may seem to you.
Below are two more pictures of the fake necklace:
The details pointed out in this article are just some of the indications that can help you determine whether a piece is a real or fake Tiffany & Co item. It does take a lot of time and research to be able to distinguish the difference, but hopefully, this article helps in your search for another authentic and wonderful Tiffany & Co pieces! Have a wonderful day!
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