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Fake Tiffany Knock Offs

When people think of Jewelry, there’s one name that comes to mind…


Tiffany & Co. jewelers has got to be one of the best well-known jewelry stores on the face of the earth.

They’ve led the industry in fresh trends and innovative designs since 1845. They are the ultimate jewelry store.

But that also inspires and creates tons of knock-offs and look-a-likes. Other jewelers compete for the customer’s buck with cheap fakes and frauds that resemble the real thing.

It’s not a surprise. It happens to all the big designer companies world wide. It’s just a fact of life.

Is the Tiffany ring real?

How are you to know if the ring you’re buying is a real Tiffany ring or a cheap knock-off? The seller says “It’s real!” Should you trust them? How can you tell genuine from a fake? Let’s take a look…

The Tiffany 1837 Ring:

One of the most famous Tiffany rings is their “Tiffany 1837 Ring” (see picture). This ring is instantly recognizable and very distinct. It’s clean, it’s classy, it’s simplistic, it’s a work of art. I love this ring…

So I didn’t hesitate when I spotted their eye-catching blue-green bags, boxes and sterling silver rings at a flea market in Maui. The first thing I thought of when I saw them was Tiffany, no doubt. Their trademarked colors, bags and boxes are well known.

But Tiffany in Hawaii?

I took a closer peek. The first ring that I saw was their famous 1837 Tiffany & Co ring (listed as a “timeless tiffany favorite”.) At first glance, it does look like Tiffany…

A lot of people were looking at them and buying them. Green bags were flying off the shelves. Do these people not know these are fake? Do they even care? They may be thinking to themselves “No one will ever know the difference…” But I assure you, they will.

Because everything was different.

In just a couple of seconds I spotted a lot of differences between a fake 1837 rip-off and the real 1837 Tiffany ring. Here they are:

  • The font was different than the real font used.
  • The font lines and edges were blotchy, blurred and not perfectly, crisp and clean.
  • The spacing of the letters was different.
  • The engraving was uneven and not deep enough.
  • The 925 stamp was thinner and wider.
  • The raised stamp section 925 was fat and blurry.
  • The numbers were a different font.
  • The curve and dip was more pronounced.
  • It had a 925 stamp inside the ring (real doesn’t).
  • There was no space between Tiffany &Co
  • There were no spaces between the inside lettering either (it was all one word).
  • The font inside the ring was bigger and wider.
  • The entire ring was at least 1mm thicker.
  • The edges of the ring were flat (not slightly curved).
  • The inside read “©1997TiffanyAndCo.925” instead of “©1997 Tiffany Co.”
  • The bag was more of a green color vs blue-green (see image below).
  • The price was insane.

Fake Tiffany Ring

So while the real ring sells for $150 at Tiffany.com, the fake one sold for only $15.

Here’s the bottom line:

These fake knock-offs won’t fool anyone. They won’t last as long. They’ll look like junk in just a couple of months. Their shine will fade in a heartbeat. The rich luster and patina (surface shine) from Tiffany’s sterling silver rings and jewelry is priceless and beautiful. There is no comparison.

But how do you know for sure?

There’s only one true way of knowing if the Tiffany jewelry you bought is “real” or “fake“. Buy it from Tiffany! They’re the only ones that sell true Tiffany jewelry.
All the others are imposters, imitations, cheap, fake, fraud, and rip-offs.

Fake Tiffany Jewelry

If you want a ring that’s well built and finely crafted. Where the lettering is crisp and perfect and the trademark is real.

Buy it from Tiffany & Co.

And the next time you’re on vacation and you see that street vendor pushing Tiffany rings…

Walk away.

You ain’t no fool.

Cheers! :)

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Ultrasonic Jewelry Cleaner Jewelry Steam Cleaner
Complete Jewelry Cleaner Kit Diamond Dazzle Stick
Gold Silver Jewelry Polishing Cloths Jewelry Making Supplies Kit
Gold Acid Test Kit Watch Tool Repair Kit
Ring Adjusters EMT Emergency Ring Cutter
10x Jewelers Loupe Jewelers Microscope


  1. If you haven’t already been there, the number of cheap, fake, fraudulent, knock off crap allegedly by Tiffany, for sale on eBay is simply nauseating, and it seems nobody wants to do anything about it, including either Tiffany, or ebay themselves. eBay provides a platform on which to report such fraud, even when the vendor provides photos of the fake Tiffany&Co stamp on the merchandise in their listing!

    I can’t tell you how many I’ve reported to ebay, using their own reporting system, but I CAN tell you how many were taken down, deleted, or dealt with in any obvious way – NONE! I kept track of every report on every vendor. And of course, they tell you that any actions they may take in reference to any report is “Confidential” so they won’t be able to reveal any actions taken reference to any report that is filed with them.

    A very easy, clever way to do absolutely nothing about any fraudulent merchandise or vendor, and get away with it. They certainly aren’t going to censor any vendor who is a source of income to THEM on a monthly basis, through all their fees, charges, percentages, etc.

    I used to shop ebay for jewelry before it got to resemble a county Flea Market, and when gold hadn’t yet gone through the stratosphere. And I got some excellent deals too. One was a .33ct diamond in a very uninspiring 14kt white gold 4 prong mounting for under $150. I only bought it for the stone. The vendor/seller didn’t know what he/she really had, but I had a suspicion it was something special. Since then, I’ve had it looked at by 2 GIA trained appraisers, one of whom I’ve known for some time, and who showed me the stone under a loupe and a scope, and both show it to be flawless – inside and out! Right side up, up side down, backwards and forwards. Also says it’s a F – G color, which makes it pretty good! I’ve had it reset of course, since then. I like it a lot, and wear it frequently.

    Hope all is well with you, and your summer is turning out to be as you like!

    • Hi Shari. Yes, it does seem that eBay takes the fence and tries to keep both sides happy. Even the biggest online seller, Amazon looks the other way when it comes to fraud. I’ve read many reviews that say the items are pictured wrong, the description is incorrect, the piece says 3; you only get 1… And Amazon ignores the emails and reviews and the items keep selling and these people keep making money. It’s not right, nor fair. But evidently, when everyone is padding their pockets, who cares? It just makes me sick. Summer is good. :) -Richard

  2. Veronica Perina // November 29, 2018 at 11:47 am // Reply

    I was recently gifted 2 “Tiffany” rings; both are concave style, 1 is square and the other is round. The round seems to have all the bells and whistles, but the square does not have any marks inside, but all the outside marks look right. Did they make at 1837 square silver concave ring with out any inside markings? I am not paying Tiffany $500 to find out!

    • Hi Veronica, I am not an expert in Tiffany, but I would assume if it doesn’t have any marks inside, that it’s either not a genuine Tiffany, or all of the markings have worn off or been polished off over time. The only way to know for sure is to have Tiffany look at them. Are you close to a Tiffany store where you could take it into? -Richard

    • I’m curious – Why would you have to pay $500 to Tiffany for them to identify their own merchandise – or to confirm that it’s not theirs? You’d be doing your gift giver a favor if you found out whether or not they got defrauded by the seller of your gift.

  3. Roxann Bolton // March 6, 2019 at 8:45 pm // Reply

    Hey I got a ring that says Tiffany and Co and then says 14k 1.00ct. Real or no.

  4. Hi! Do you know where can I take a few pieces I have for authentication?

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