How to Recognize Real Tiffany & Co. Jewelry

One of the most iconic names in American jewelry making – Tiffany & Co. – is also one of the most copied ones. Founded in 1837 and headquartered in New York City, the jeweler is famous for its silver pieces as well as its celebrity-artisan creations. Since many of these pieces are a bit more expensive than the average jewelry fan can afford, it is common to look for vintage pieces that are being sold by their prior owners and are therefore less expensive.
Unfortunately, the demand for Tiffany jewels has led to a glut of counterfeit jewels. At Peter Suchy Jewelers, we work hard to present our customers with only authentic pieces. To make it a bit easier for you to differentiate the fakes from the real deal, we have put together a quick guide that helps you to recognize real Tiffany & Co. merchandise.

Good Weight

Although Tiffany & Co. pieces are by no means heavy, they do have a good weight for their sizes. A pendant that is surprisingly light for its size and design might be a fake made from a substandard material.

Beware Wholesale Pricing

This jewelry design house prides itself on the high desirability of its products. One of the reasons for its success is the fact that the company is not known to sell off its stock wholesale. When you see a piece that is priced to move quickly, you have a desperate seller on your hands or someone with a knock-off item. If the seller claims to have purchased a lot of Tiffany pieces wholesale, be cautious.

Smooth Links

It is a little known fact that Tiffany artisans create necklace links by soldering the material together. This results in a smooth look. Knock-offs habitually miss this important design fact. Their links are usually bent together into oval shapes. Seeing where the piece begins and ends is possible with the naked eye.

Look for Stamps

Authentic Tiffany & Co. jewelry is stamped. Look for marks that read “Tiffany & Co 925,” “Tiffany 18K”, “T & Co. 925,” and the like. Sometimes, you also find the date of the design’s first commissioning on the stamp. If a jewel does not have a stamp, it is not a real Tiffany creation. While some of the more modern pieces display the stamp on the front, a good many vintage ones are actually on the back. Stamp quality also matters – but mostly on newer pieces.
At Peter Suchy Jewelers we are experts in all types of vintage, estate and antique jewelry. We hope you’ll stop by our showroom located at 1137 High Ridge Road in Stamford Connecticut.
Or, hop on over to our top-rated BigCommerce Store where you’ll find all the vintage Tiffany & Co. gemstone jewelry you see here. If you find a listing has ended, please email us at as we may still have the item in stock.
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