Collecting vintage jewelry is fun and a great hobby for many people who are collectors, buyers and retailers. Over the past year, fake Weiss jewelry has appeared on eBay and other reputable auction sites such as Yahoo. Many people are deceived and spend more money than needed. There are things to watch out for when buying any kind of vintage jewelry.
Weiss closed its doors in 1971 and no longer manufactures jewelry. Counterfeit Weiss jewelry is manufactured by a Rhode Island facility and even starts making matching earrings. Not only in the United States but now begins in England. The fake jewelry is known as contemporary and is generally beautiful, bright and colorful. Most have structured backs of cheap jewelry.
To make matters worse, they are now starting to make Lisner and Eisenburg fake jewelry. To make sure you get a genuine piece of jewelry, ask the seller if the piece is vintage or modern. Have them send pictures to the back to see if it is structured or not. The best way to ensure its authenticity is to buy from a reputable retailer who gives you a certificate of authenticity. I have collected vintage jewelry over the years and want to warn others to make sure their items are vintage and authentic. As collectors, we value a piece of vintage jewelry as a piece of the past! Keep watching and enjoy your treasures!