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Fashion Jewelry vs. Luxury Jewelry: What’s the Difference?

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Shopping for jewelry is so exciting! Long ago, buying a new necklace, ring, watch, bracelet, or pair of earrings meant going to the jewelry store. Thanks to the internet, you can now shop online and find fabulous pieces of jewelry from the comfort and convenience of your own home.

There’s one small setback to keep in mind when shopping for luxury jewelry online. It can sometimes be difficult to tell the difference between fashion jewelry or luxury jewelry from pictures alone. 

Buy Luxury Jewelry Online with Confidence

When you shop with us, we don’t want you to ever wonder if you’re buying the real thing. That’s why we want to go over a few things with you, like how to tell luxury jewelry from costume jewelry.

#1 Precious metals and stones. By far, the number one difference between cheap costume jewelry and the luxury pieces you are looking for are the materials they are made with. Costume jewelry is made from plastic, brass, copper, aluminum, glass, and crystals. Also called fashion jewelry, these pieces may also have simulated stones that are nothing like the real thing. Only genuine silver, gold, and platinum are used in luxury jewelry, as are the finest diamonds and other precious stones. If a piece isn’t real gold, it isn’t a real luxury piece- it’s as simple as that!

#2 Designer name brands. When it doubt, go with a top jewelry designer known to create fabulous pieces. You’ll never regret buying a Rolex watch or Tiffany & Co. necklace. Sticking to name brands you already know and love makes it easy to feel confident that you’re buying a high-quality piece. What you’re looking for is a brand name known for fine jewelry that is sought after by people all around the world. A brand like Rolex doesn’t produce costume jewelry! The same can be said for Chanel, Cartier, Gucci, Hermes, and more.

#3 Serial number. Perhaps you are worried that a piece looks like designer jewelry, but is in fact a cheap knock off. That is why many of the top brands have started using serial numbers. Chanel jewelry can be easy to fake. That is why the modern day markings of Chanel fine jewelry include a serial number. Everything you need to know about Chanel serial numbers can be found here in this guide.

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You can always buy with confidence when you shop on our website. These pieces are authentic luxury jewelry; we guarantee it with our Authenticity Promise! Having this piece of mind means you can focus on the stunning pieces and not whether or not it is a cheap costume piece. This confidence is something we are proud to give you!