Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Fakes Forgeries Reproductions.
I have recently purchased a Maltese Cross pin and after receiving it discovered it was a fake, the seller said it was signed by Weiss so I don't know if she was aware that it was a fake or not, I was thinking about returning it but thought this might help some others in making sure they are getting an original and not a forgery or reproduction. Please note that I am not an expert on all of the jewelry, but after having so many wonderful Weiss designer pieces designed by him this was obviously not made by him, since the workmanship is very shoddy, the front looks nice but if you look closely you can see the imperfections, and especially the back, it is not smooth and has gaps in the metal, it does however have the Weiss stamp but is not an original creation by Weiss, his pieces are finished nicely on the back, very smooth, nothing like this one. As far as I know this is the first fake I have come across in all these years of collecting, but sometimes even the experts are fooled, so I may have received one too! When a certain designers jewelry is highly collectible and bringing high prices then someone decides to reproduce it to make some money, and some do a very good job of it, I think it's a shame to try and fool people, and I would never knowingly do this to anyone, but it happens even with costume jewelry!