Bvlgari makes stunning jewellery that’s so fabulous it’s lusted after by jewellery lovers and counterfeiters alike – as with many luxury jewellery brands – Tiffany is another example. From the Roman V to the pieces inspired by ancient times, Bvlgari sets itself apart from other jewellery brands with its attention to structure and love of coloured gemstones. Bvlgari has implemented a number of processes over the years which make its pieces harder to counterfeit. We’ll take a look at what these measures are and help you navigate your way around a Bvlgari authenticity check.
Let’s explore Bvlgari’s key collections.
The Bvlgari Serpenti is a coiled serpent that wraps itself around the history of humanity. Although a Roman-inspired Italian brand, the Bvlgari snake ring, Bvlgari necklaces and the Bvlgari bracelet from the Serpenti collection rely as much on ancient Greek mythology, as much as Roman. Said by Bvlgari to represent wisdom, vitality, and seduction.
When spotting a fake Serpenti, it’s important to remember that authentic Bvlgari Serpenti bracelets and rings feature individual scale-like links that give the pieces flex. A fake Serpenti bracelet or ring is highly likely to be made with one solid piece of metal.
Bvlgari B.Zero1 Ring
A brand that is often associated with the Bvlgari rings for women, the Bvlgari B.Zero1 ring is a pared back classic that is a staple of many jewellery collections. Introduced for the Millenium in 1999, the Bvlgari B Zero ring both marked the passing of time and celebrated the opportunities that are to be found in new beginnings.
The name of the collection can be decoded as follows:
- ‘B’ represents Bulgari
- ‘Zero’ is the new millennium
- Number ‘1’ connects new and infinite beginnings
When it comes to authenticating a Bvlgari B.Zero1 ring, an authentic B.Zero1 ring will expand and compress if you press it. However, a counterfeit ring is likely to be made on one grooved piece of metal that has no ‘give’.
How to tell if a Bvlgari Necklace is real?
Whether you’re authenticating a Bvlgari necklace or Bvlgari diamond ring, there are some marks that you can look out for.
All authentic Bvlgari pieces, from a Bvlgari pendant to Bvlgari rings, will feature the Bulgari hallmark, the name of the brand, the text ‘MADE IN ITALY’ and the type of metal. Bvlgari uses the Latin alphabet in its hallmark, so look for the V in place of the U. This is often overlooked by forgers. All Bvlgari engraving is clean, sharp and evenly spaced.
An authentic Bvlgari ring will also have its size stamped on the inside of the ring band. The box will also have the brand name stamped in gold on the lid of the outer jewellery boxes and on both the top and inside the boxes on the inner boxes.
Are Bvlgari Rings Real Gold?
Yes, if a Bvlgari ring is a gold ring, then it will be real gold – but do pay attention to detail as Bvlgari only uses precious metals, so a Bvlgari ring may also be platinum, 18ct gold or silver.
When it comes to gemstones, Bvlgari uses high quality, brightly coloured stones in its pieces. Bvlgari’s gems will be clear and true rather than cloudy.
Bvlgari jewellery will always have a superlative finish, with perfectly smooth lines and even edges.
Bvlgari Serial Number Check
Bvlgari gives all of its pieces a unique, identifiable serial number. They can be found on all pieces, from earrings to watches. Usually engraved or embossed in a discreet location on the piece, serial numbers can be used not only to authenticate Bvlgari pieces but also to track their journey and ownership through time. Bvlgari serial numbers will be sharp, clear numbers, with particular serial numbers highly sought after.
Bvlgari Authenticity Card
Recently, Bvlgari has issued a digital Bvlgari Authenticity Card. The card guarantees the purchase date and authenticity of your Bvlgari pieces and covers manufacturing defects for two years worldwide. Accessing the Bvlgari digital card is another way in which to authenticate Bvlgari jewellery and watches.
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