In the fashion world, Swarovski crystals are one of the top discussions, considering that these precious jewellery accessories are also one of the most imitated types of jewellery piece that has been circulating around the world whether it is from an online seller or from stores itself.
It is widely imitated to cheaper variants considering that this is one of the most respectable and reputable brands in the world of jewellery and fashion industry in the world which is very attractive to counterfeit and unethical dealers who does nothing but to take advantage in every piece of it.
Compared to other types of crystals and gems, Swarovski crystals are made artificially, or simply man-made. It contains around 32-per cent lead content and only carries a small resemblance and similarity to diamonds, but this type of crystals is the number one alternative to the more valuable diamonds because, at first glance, it is easily mistaken it as a diamond.
According to jewellery and fashion experts, they are having difficulties in determining and spotting fake Swarovski crystals, but they do not settle down on this problem and uses different methods and techniques to find out the real ones from the fake ones. However, the problem is that there are unscrupulous jewellery sellers out there who are finding more ways to keep one foot forward against legitimate sellers of Swarovski Crystal Beads.
In this article, let us discuss the ways of finding out the fake Swarovski Crystals and comparing it to the originals.
CERTIFICATION- Legitimate sellers of Swarovski jewellery pieces always have that certain edge over imitators through its original and official packaging and have a certificate of authentication from Swarovski Crystals itself. A legitimate jewellery shop that sells Swarovski Crystals always have a possession of these proofs to make sure that they are not selling the imitations. These packaging paired with the certificate of authenticity is only given to those who directly buy the crystals from Swarovski’s production facility. Do not be perceived to buy Swarovski Crystals online if it does not come from a reliable and trusted jewellery seller or from directly to the website of Swarovski itself because most imitations are being marketed online.
PHYSICAL APPEARANCE- Like what jewellery experts say that it is difficult to determine the fake ones from the real Swarovski crystals, there are actually some methods that you can use in determining if it is a fake or not by looking at its etched logo. If you bought a Swarovski crystal, always look for the laser engraved trapezoid-shaped logo that is etched inside the crystal itself, if there is none, it is a fake.
STRASS AND SPECTRA- There is also one important way to determine an original Swarovski crystal is its two distinct types, which are the strass and the spectra. There are those who do not even know the difference between the two but according to the experts in Swarovski crystal, the strass is considered to be the highest quality of crystals which only has 32-per cent lead and have eight rows of facets. In determining an original Swarovski Strass crystal, its code usually starts with the number 9 and is twice as expensive as Spectra in terms of price.