How to spot fake Van Cleef & Arpels

Looking to authenticate your Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry? Click on our guides below and read the curated steps to spot any fakes.

3 quickest ways to spot fake Van Cleef & Arpels

1. Serial Number


  • The authentic item features thicker and more solid letters and numbers.


  • On the counterfeit item, the inscriptions appear thinner.

2. Motifs


  • The authentic item boasts very detailed edges that resemble the heaviness of metal.


  • In contrast, the fake item exhibits less detailed edges, giving the appearance of plastic rather than metal in pictures.

3. Clasp


  • The “VCA” letters on the authentic item are thinner, and there is a slender tower in the middle.


  • On the counterfeit item, the inscriptions are overly thick.

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