Sterling Tiffany & Co. New York Token Charm BraceletSterling Tiffany & Co. New York Token Charm BraceletSterling Tiffany & Co. New York Token Charm Bracelet

This is another example of a fake 'Tiffany' bracelet. The wording seen on the charm is basically the same as that which is used on authentic Tiffany charms, "Please return to Tiffany & Co., New York, 925" but the printing is so crude it is hard to believe anyone could accidentally mistake this item for the real thing. But it could happen, if the person buying the item has never seen an example of the real charm bracelet this piece has copied. As can be seen by the stamped mark on the toggle for the clasp, this particular counterfeit item was imported from Mexico.

The up close picture of the charm shows the amateurish look of the the lettering. Everything was applied all at once by stamping it with a die, not by engraving. The charm base was badly cut, too, creating an odd flat area on one side which should have been rounded. Since there isn't enough space left for all of them, the lettering does not fit. The words and stately name may be appalled at having been forced into this unfortunate, shoddy arrangement. Because they almost seem to be literally trying to jump off the edges of this very poorly made facsimile item, to make an escape.

Certainly, nothing about this item is consistent with the extremely high quality of authentic Tiffany goods. And remember, if someone is bold enough to try to fool you by using the name of another company on their item, one that is famous for quality, they might also be willing to stamp a non-sterling silver item '925,' too. Why should you believe this bracelet is truly made of silver, if you already know the maker's name you see printed on it is a lie?

Making 'knockoffs' of designer-name goods is big business. Designers and makers of authentic trademarked 'name' goods lose untold amounts of revenue to the fakes, fantasies and 'knockoffs' of the replica market each year. And potentially they can lose prestige for their name, as well. Buyers sold an undisclosed fake may later come to blame its shoddy workmanship or lack of comfort in wear on the real 'name' company. The extreme lack of quality shown in this piece is a good illustration of that concept.

See the Favorite Links page in this shop for a link to the International Anti-Counterfeit Coalition (IACC) and reasons why allowing sales of this type of item is not good for anybody. Sellers of legitimate items should be concerned if they see others selling this type of item right next door to them.

The bracelet measures 7 1/4 inches.

Item ID: 2007RP000204

Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Silver, Size: .

Sterling Tiffany & Co. New York Token Charm Bracelet

$75 USD

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