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#11 Maura

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:53 PM

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Definitely keep me posted - I think that this would be the perfect gift! Hopefully you are happy with the quality! Good luck.
Ok, I finally received my order in the mail from TCO925.com. This thread is VERY pic heavy (13) because I wanted to be really exact with the details. I know we all love starfish jewelry so I hope this helps some of you! This was $129.99 for the set plus $10 for EMS shipping from China. If you want to buy the necklace by itself, it's $75.99. The bracelet alone is $89.99.

The box arrived well packed and the jewelry was well protected. However, the Tiffany blue boxes the jewelry came in are more akin to the old boxes they used to have about 8 years or so ago that had a slightly textured look to it. I compared the boxes I received to other various authentic Tiffany boxes that contain my own jewelry to verify this. Also, the color of the box is slightly darker than the boxes I have. The pouches that contained the jewelry are somewhat faded when compared side by side with my real Tiffany suede pouches, and also the lettering is slightly larger on the ones I just received versus the ones I already owned. I compared several different boxes and pouches of my own that were bought over various years.
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NECKLACE
here are a few photos of the necklace, the pouch and the box
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And this is the authentic Tiffany image from their website:
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The necklace looks authentic and is the appropriate weight compared to the way other tiffany sterling silver necklaces feel. If it's a knock off (which I'm thinking it is), it's an excellent one.

#12 Maura

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:54 PM

BRACELET
Now the bracelet looks nice in the photos, but I question its authenticity. It has the markings in all the right places compared to the real Tiffany bracelet. However, the bracelet does not feel heavy enough to be sterling silver. I've held the real bracelet in the Tiffany store, and I'm telling you this is too light to be sterling silver. Some of the links are also knicked or scratched in a way that sterling silver does not knick.
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I don't know if you can see this in the photo, but the two round circles that connect the charm to the bracelet are poorly soldered (pronounced: soddered) together so that you can see where they were soldered. For those of you who own Tiffany jewelry, you know that Tiffany jewelry is seamless. Also, these two circular links are the only 2 not polished which was another indication that this is not authentic.
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The clasp is the same style as the Tiffany clasp, however, on the small part of the clasp where the Elsa Peretti logo is imprinted, where the silver joins the top and bottom of the clasp link, it looks cheap and not like the real Tiffany bracelet. Also the space in the opening of the clasp between the piece that has the logo imprinted and the round half circle hook shape is not large enough for the link to fit easily through to close the clasp. The half circle hook extends too far into the clasp compared to the photos of the real deal.
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Here are photos of the authentic product from the Tiffany website (sorry they only had the gold one, so just imagine it in silver):
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Additionally here are photos of the care card that came with them, that are clearly not the authentic Tiffany care card.
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You can often go to the Tiffany store and ask for a new care card, that they should provide free of charge. I've done this 3 times in the last 5 years when selling some of my Tiffany sterling silver jewelry and never had a problem with them providing a new care card for free because I lost the original.

Overall, I would recommend the necklace, but NOT the bracelet. I'll be returning the bracelet for a refund. Honestly, I wouldn't even offer it for resale to anyone here because I know this is definitely a fake, and not even a good looking fake at that. But the necklace does look really fantastic and I am going to keep that and probably order one more as a gift for my FSIL. Oh I almost forgot! They sent me a 15% off coupon for my next order, which will basically just cover the shipping.

#13 Leia78

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    Posted 27 November 2007 - 07:22 AM

    Cute...perfect for BMs!

    #14 Jenn

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      Posted 27 November 2007 - 10:23 AM

      Great review Maura! Thanks!

      #15 kiki

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        Posted 04 December 2007 - 01:00 AM

        That stuff is called Tiffany china...it's all fake but some of the pieces are VERY good fakes..I would never pay 75$ for a fake...you can get it for 20$ on ebay!

        #16 albianstar

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          Posted 10 December 2007 - 01:40 AM

          i bought mine on ebay
          just watch the size, i ended up with a few that are huge
          I had to get from a few sellers to get enough so they are not all excatly the same, but similar
          here are some links to the ones i got
          Simulated Diamond CZ Starfish Pendant w/Chain Necklace - (eBay.ca item 270186226410 end time 18-Nov-07 15:16:02 EST)

          Simulated Diamond CZ Starfish Pendant w/Chain Necklace - (eBay.ca item 270181889619 end time 12-Nov-07 21:37:41 EST)

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              Posted 02 May 2011 - 06:44 PM

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