How to spot fake Vivienne Westwood

Do you know how to spot fake Vivienne Westwood jewellery? We often get customers in our stores who have bought Vivienne Westwood online at a price that seemed “too good to be true”. If something seems too good to be true, it usually is!

Vivienne Westwood Pink CZ Earrings

We’ve put together a helpful guide on how to spot fake Vivienne Westwood and checking the authenticity. Sometimes, you may think these fake Vivienne Westwood items are a bargain, but really, they don’t look great and they won’t last very long.

Our top tips:

  1. Purchase from a trusted retailer
  2. Check for an Authenticity Card
  3. Hallmarks
  4. Make sure it comes with official brand packaging
  5. Make note of the image quality if buying online – is it high quality?

Trusted Retailer

Buying from genuine, trusted retailers is one of the only ways to guarantee you are being sold the real thing. It’s always best to buy from a retailer you trust. Many, many trustworthy retailers have reviews on their websites as evidence that they are selling reputable items, meaning this is always a good way to check.

Authenticity card

The first thing that determines the legitimacy of your Vivienne Westwood jewellery is an authenticity card. All real Vivienne Westwood jewellery comes with a authenticity card made from sustainable materials. This is a small card that states the piece is authentic and will have the point of sale and the purchase date on it.

Check for Hallmarks

A good way to spot fake Vivienne Westwood is the Hallmark. A Hallmark is a mark or stamp, certifying the standard of purity of a precious metal. Many of Vivienne Westwood’s jewellery is crafted from sterling silver, therefore, a hallmark should be present. Additionally, some brands have a “maker’s mark” on each piece. For instance, Vivienne Westwood jewellery pieces each have the brand’s iconic orb on them. Usually on the clasp or inside of the pendant.

Official Packaging

Firstly, a piece of Vivienne Westwood jewellery that arrives in branded packaging is more likely to be legitimate. Your Vivienne Westwood jewellery should always come with official packaging. For example, a box and a dust bag – both of which will be branded with the Vivienne Westwood logo.

Image Quality

Many genuine jewellery products are photographed on a plain background (usually white) with care and attention to detail. Such as taking into account, light, position, size and colour.

To sum up, the only absolutely certain way you can ensure that you are buying a genuine Vivienne Westwood item is to buy from an official retailer like Grace & Co either here on our website or by visiting one of our stores.

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