detecting fake Swarovski crystals

Detecting fake Swarovski crystals

Here is a little guide in detecting fake Swarovski crystals in fashion jewellery and anywhere else it has been used. It is in no way exhaustive. If you have some input, please let us and everybody else know. In this way, we can learn from each other how not to fall into the trap.


This one is relatively easy to detect. We often see jewellery that claims to be “Genuine” Swarovski crystals. The necklace, ring or any other piece has many crystals. The price is $ 2. Price setting like this is impossible. The material only is already more expensive than the price.  Then even you haven’t produced any product yet. Very simple, impossible! The same goes for people who buy only the elements to use in jewellery making. If it is too cheap to be true, it is possibly not the real deal.

The Cut

The cut is quite specific with Swarovski crystals. It is straight and doesn’t swirl, crooked, or any other suspicious things. Secondly, the shine is exceptionally present. This is equal to the beads and crystals. Also, the clarity, a bit like a diamond, should be clear. Other things to be wary of are, for instance;

Clouding shouldn’t be present. Of course, this isn’t easy to notice in a black crystal. Very important is that the surface should be even smoother than a babies bum.

Detecting fake Swarovski crystals ➤ Compare

The best way is to compare two crystals next to each other. Then you will, for sure, see the difference. But, of course, also experience in this subject will help. So the more you handle them, the better you will become in detecting fake Swarovski crystals.

For fashion jewellery with genuine Swarovski crystals, look no further! We only offer the best and always original items. We will never deal with fake products. The same goes for the Swarovski crystal. 

Detecting fake Swarovski crystals
Here is an example of a fabulous necklace with Swarovski crystals and faux pearls

In short, how to distinguish fake crystals from the real

  1. Price
  2. The cut
  3. The shine

these three items are the most crucial giveaway when dealing with fake Swarovski crystals. The easiest of the three is, of course, the price.