Cartier Love: How To Spot FAKE Bracelets (2024)

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Last Updated on June 2, 2024 by Ch David


How to tell if Cartier Love bracelet is real

You can tell if your Cartier Love bracelet is real by checking the “Cartier” engraving inside the bracelet.

Authentic bracelets have perfectly-spaced characters.

1. Cartier engraving

1.1. Best replica

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their interior logo
  • Authentic: Thinner “©” copyright symbol and more legible “Cartier” text.
  • Fake: Thicker “©” and “Cartier” logo, making the letters way harder to read.

1.2. Low replica

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their engraving
  • The fake bracelet has its “Cartier” text looking too small and too thin.
  • The fake “Cartier” logo also looks too small on the fake.
  • Notice how the fake logo is placed too high, as it is too far from the bottom side of the bracelet.

The authentic Cartier Love bracelet has its text looking more defined and it is aligned in the middle of the metal.


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2. Serial number

We’ll look at both the size inscription + the serial number.

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their size and serial number engravings
  • Authentic:
    • Size text: Number “1” has a shorter line at the top.
    • Serial number: Thicker letters, properly fit deep into the metal.
  • Fake:
    • Size text: The “1” has a longer line at the top.
    • Serial number: Thinner letters, not looking as solid as the genuine.

Furthermore, see how the “0” in the fake “DSM820” serial number is too thin.

The “0” in the real “FXP903” code is way thicker and easy to read.

A quick mention:

  • The steps we’ve written so far are the BEST ways to authenticate this item
  • The next few steps are still reliable methods…
  • … but they apply to non-top-versions of replicas available for this item

If in doubt, we recommend double-checking the steps we’ve explained above this line.

3. Locking system

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their locking systems
  • The fake Cartier Love bracelet has thicker screws on the interior side.
  • The fake bracelet’s screw comes out of the bracelet too much, while the authentic bracelet has its button fit deeper into the bracelet.

Note: The size of the screw doesn’t vary from one side to another on the authentic bracelets.

4. Gold (Au750)

In Cartier bracelets, “Au750” means the item uses 18K Gold:

  • 75% authentic Gold
  • 25% other metals

High-end replicas use actual 18K Gold, however the quality isn’t anywhere near the original’s.

In this comparison, we’re looking at the “Au750” engraving, as the gold material’s quality is nearly impossible to measure through pictures.

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their "Au750" inscriptions
  • Authentic: Thick, solid letters — deeply engraved into the fabric.
  • Fake: Thinner letters, not fit any deep into the metal.

5. Diamonds

This tell may only be applicable to Cartier bracelets with diamonds on the exterior side.

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their diamonds
  • Authentic: Shiny, reflective diamonds.
  • Fake: Less shiny an powerful diamonds, not as opulent as the real ones.

To properly check the authenticity of diamonds, we highly suggest taking your bracelet to a jeweler.

They always have the highest-quality equipment which easily tells if your diamonds are fake or not.

At Legit Check, we’re only looking at diamond’s appearance — not at its composition.

6. Reflectiveness

Put your bracelet into the light for this step — natural or artificial light, whichever works better for you.

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their reflectiveness under light
  • Authentic: Powerful, reflective of the light landing on top of the bracelet.
  • Fake: Less powerful shine. Doesn’t reflect enough light.

7. Exterior screws

This step doesn’t apply to the diamond-engraved Love bracelets, as diamonds usually replace these screws.

If your Cartier bracelet has diamonds instead of these screw lines, you should skip to the next tell.

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their exterior side's screws
  • The fake bracelet has its circle and its line looking too thick.
  • Then, the fake Cartier Love bracelet also has its line in the circle looking too short and too boxy.

Relevant read: How to spot fake Cartier Love Rings.

8. Shape

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets from a top-down angle
  • The fake bracelet is too big compared to the retail bracelet.

Looking at the authentic Cartier Love bracelet, you can see how it is narrower and less wide than the fake bracelet.

9. Box

9.1. Exterior

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their box's exterior logo
  • The fake bracelet has its “Cartier” text on the box looking too big and too thick.

The original Cartier Love bracelet has its text thinner and smaller compared to the fake box’s printing.

9. Interior

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their box's interior logo
  • The fake Cartier Love bracelet’s box has its interior “Cartier” text looking too big and too thick.

The authentic box has its text looking smaller and thinner.

10. Pin

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their pins
  • The authentic bracelet has the top of its pin clear, with no printings.
  • The fake pin has an extra “Cartier” logo. That should never be there on a genuine product.

Authentic Cartier Love bracelets never have this extra “Cartier” text.

11. Certificate

Comparing real vs fake Cartier Love bracelets for their certificates
  • Authentic:
    • The inscriptions are thinner.
    • There is enough space between the words, spelling “authentic Cartier”.
  • Fake:
    • The stamp and text are too thick.
    • There is no space between the text, making it look like it spells “authenticCartier”.

Below are two other authentic example, for your reference:

Tell fake Cartier Love Bracelets (in 60 seconds)

  1. Examine the engravings on the interior side of your bracelet. Fake bracelets often have thin and small text.
  2. Analyze the pin of your bracelet. Counterfeit Cartier Love bracelets may have “Cartier” text on the pin, while authentic ones are clean and empty.
  3. Inspect the notorious Love exterior elements. Counterfeit bracelets might feature thick elements and a short, boxy, and thick line in the circle.

The comprehensive 6 steps mentioned earlier might not be as feasible when you’re pressed for time or considering an online purchase for the bracelets.

This is precisely why we’ve curated a swift 60-second authentication method for your bracelet.

Presented above are the foremost 6 cues to aid you in discerning between a genuine and counterfeit Cartier Love bracelet.

Is all Cartier jewelry stamped?

Yes, every authentic Cartier Love jewelry piece is stamped. From bracelets to necklaces and rings, even the tiniest product is stamped.

Cartier Love Ring sitting in its box with the lid open

Portrayed above is the Cartier Love ring.

See how the interior side has some text? That is the stamp you’ll find on every Cartier product.

What does it say on the inside of a Cartier bracelet?

On a genuine Cartier bracelet, you’ll find the copyright Cartier logo, size, serial number, and “Au750” for the 18K gold examples.

This inscription is seen on both Love bracelets and on the Juste Un Clou.

Expert Cartier Authentication

Should you require assistance in authenticating your Cartier Love bracelet, rest assured, we’re here to assist.

  • Simply provide us with high-quality images of your bracelet.
  • We’ll respond with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
  • Our response will also include a detailed report outlining our assessment of whether your Cartier Love bracelet is genuine or counterfeit.

This concludes our guide on differentiating between fake and real Cartier Love bracelets. We’ll consistently update this article as more improved and up-to-date comparisons become available.

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David is the co-founder and co-CEO of Legit Check By Ch. David's experience: 5+ years of creating educational content in the fashion industry. 6+ years of authenticating luxury items. Currently, David is the Head Editor of the LCBC Library, where 1,000,000+ words have been published, in free guides, for over 1,000 items.
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