Real jewelry products are widely known to be expensive, depending on the type you want. If per-chance, someone wants to sell to you a jewelry item at a very cheap price; there is a very high probability it’s not the real deal.
This is one important step to note before buying that jewelry item: check it for a stamp or hallmark. Every original jewelry material should have a stamp imprinted on them. Is it 9 carat Gold, 14 Carat Gold, 22 Carat Gold, 950 Platinum or 950 Silver? It should be stated on the jewelry otherwise it’s not genuine.
A return policy is one of the most surefire ways to help you guarantee your jewelry is the real deal. Make sure the item has at-least a 14 day return policy attached to it, otherwise don’t buy it.
Possibly, you are looking to buy a bracelet, inspect the links and make sure they perfectly soldered together and smooth too. Fake ones are usually carelessly pinched together. So beware!
Top brand hallmarks
Brand hallmarks says a lot about the authenticity of every genuine jewelry out there. For instance, top genuine brands like Tiffany, will stamp each of their items with the Tiffany & Co hallmark. ( e.g. Tiffany and co. 925 or T and Co. 925) Be sure to look out for similar stamps when buying your jewelry items.
The magnetic test
If you've bought some gold jewelry, you can always find out if its real or fake by testing it's magnetic capabilities. Gold is not magnetic, and so if your gold happens to stick to a magnet, then it’s fake.
Carefully examine the paper works that comes with your jewelry. Are they of good quality? Are the writings sharp enough? If they aren't, don’t waste your money.
If you’ve tried every one of these tips but are still in doubt, why not visit a reputable jeweler to help clarify your doubts?