Fake Cartier Love Bracelet – How to Spot One

New here? Welcome to our blog! Raymond Lee Jewelers is one of the world’s largest sellers of pre-owned authentic Cartier Love bangles – Authenticity Guaranteed.

Unfortunately, we cannot authenticate Cartier Love bangles, as Cartier no longer verifies the bangles themselves. Because Cartier has discontinued the practice, it is more important than ever to equip yourself with the knowledge of how to spot a fake Cartier Love bangle.

At Raymond Lee Jewelers, we are extremely firm when it comes to authenticity. We DO NOT buy or sell replicated goods. We guarantee 100% authenticity of all the jewelry we sell. Most of the Cartier products in our inventory have their original certificates and boxes. So, any Cartier Love bracelet from us is the real deal.

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Cartier Love bangles are one of the most singularly iconic pieces of jewelry in history. They’re highly recognizable, highly covet-able, and highly symbolic. Famous celebrities such as Kylie Jenner, Angelina Jolie, and Kate Middleton have stated that Cartier Love bracelets are amongst their favorites.

So as with most popular luxury goods, this combination leads to knockoffs.

We happened to catch one such knockoff at our showroom, and wanted to share with you so you won’t be fooled by fake Cartier bracelet.

So, how do you tell if a Cartier love bracelet is real or fake?

A Brief History of Cartier Love Bangles

First, we go back to the beginning of the Cartier Love bangle story. In the 1970’s, when Aldo Cipullo started creating these famed bracelets, they hadn’t yet become the icons they are today. They were popular and chic, but weren’t stamped with serial numbers. Counterfeiters seized this absence of i.d. as an opportunity to start churning out fake Cartier bracelets at a rapid rate. In fact, it’s estimated that up to half of the Love bracelets from the 70’s will be a Cartier Love bracelet replica.

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Related: Top 5 Questions We Get About Cartier Love Bangles

How to Spot a Fake Cartier Love Bracelet

When trying to determine if you are dealing with an authentic Cartier Love bangle, it’s crucial to understand that not all Love bangles are made the same. Throughout the years, Cartier has made small changes in the design and style. Thus, there’s simply no fool-proof way to tell a good fake Cartier bracelet from the real deal. Because of this, we only sell Cartier Love bracelets that were bought directly from Cartier.

That being said, a simple Google query of “Cartier Love bracelet fake vs real?” will tell you mostly everything you need to know. That’s why you are here after all. We have the answers.

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Here are some tips to assist you in spotting the main differences between an authentic Love bangle (Cartier IP 6688) and a Cartier Love bracelet replica.

1. Check the Stamps/Hallmarks, Metals, and Quality of Craftsmanship

Cartier’s modern Love bangles are stamped not only with serial numbers, but with the Cartier logo and copyright, the 18kt gold 750 stamp, and a hallmark. Most fake Cartier bracelets will only imitate the stamps partially, and not very well at that. We’ll use this as our first example of how to spot a fake Cartier Love bracelet.


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Note that the stamps aren’t identical (the fake mistakenly puts the smudged Cartier logo on both sides and uses an 18kt stamp instead of Cartier’s “750”) and the fake’s (on the right) are done sloppily and unevenly. The authentic Cartier love bracelet’s stamping is crisp, level and easily legible.

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Genuine Cartier Love Bangle

Precious Metal (Colors)

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Another good clue is the color of the Love bangle. Cartier Love bracelets are made in yellow gold, white gold, rose gold and platinum. The options for customization with diamonds in combination with these metals are nearly endless.

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Real Cartier Love Bracelets

However, Cartier Love bracelet replicas likely will use sterling silver instead of platinum and white gold, and may use gold plate or fake gold to mimic the other gold colors. Any diamonds would likely be imitation as well. If the Love bangle in question has a brassy or chrome like quality to its color (or any tarnish around the stamps in the case of white metal), it’s a fake Cartier bracelet.


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If you take a look at the screw stamps, you’ll see the screws on the fake are all wrong. The indentation for the screwdriver is crooked on some, uneven in others, sometimes it slopes down to meet the outer perimeter of the screw stamps.

Moreover, the clean lines of the authentic Cartier Love bracelet’s stamps all but disappear on the fake’s screw outlines. See how the outer shape of the screws is softer? And note that the metal outside of the screws has an almost puffy quality to it. The authentic Love bangle, on the left, is smooth and even with crisp screws stamped right into the gold with no compromise of the surrounding metal.


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Also, you can see that the edges of the fake Cartier Love bracelet are more rounded and smooth than the authentic’s.

Screw Clamp & Closure

Cartier Love bangle authentication

You’ll also see this smooth, melded look on the screw clamps that close the bangle. The real Cartier Love bangle has screw caps with the same crisp stamping as the rest of its details. And about the screw – it should turn easily with the screwdriver. When we try to open the fake Cartier Love bangle, there’s practically no give. The genuine Cartier’s screw turns effortlessly to open the bracelet.

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Authentic LOVE Bangle

Overall Quality

The best way to spot a fake Cartier Love bracelet is by looking for the lack of attention to detail imbued in every Cartier piece. Knockoff Cartier Love bangles are just like every other form of counterfeit goods – they just don’t compare to the original. When it comes to quality, longevity, and your overall happiness with your purchase, you are much better off saving for your dream Love bracelet, finding a jeweler you can trust, and cherishing this iconic piece for the rest of your life when it’s finally yours.

Related: Verifying a Cartier Love Bracelet

2. Weigh it

A Cartier Love bracelet should weigh 30-38 grams depending on which model (precious metal) you’ve chosen. If you compare a real Love bracelet with a fake, the fake Cartier bracelet will be lighter.

3. Consider the Price

You can also take a look at any accompanying Cartier box or bag for more clues, and you can read more in-depth about how to tell if a Cartier box and bag are real here. But typically, your best indicator will be the price of the bracelet – even our preowned Cartier Love bracelets sell for over $4,000. So if you see a Love bracelet for sale or online for a few hundred dollars, it is 99.9% not real.

Related: Amazon and The Cartier Love Bracelet – Too Good to Be True?

Other Tips for Spotting a Fake Cartier Bracelet:

When you’re shopping online for Cartier Love bangles, the stakes are even higher. You don’t have a chance to inspect the bangle in person before purchasing. And you can’t bring it to a Cartier Love bangle authority for their input (reminder, we cannot authenticate Love bangles anymore since Cartier doesn’t themselves.)

Check the serial number

The next best thing is doing your own digging online to look for telltale signs of a fake (like we hope this guide helps you do.)Or to even run a quick search for the serial number – one of our wonderful readers discovered her Love bracelet had the same serial as those in the stock photos on Cartier’s website. Again, we cannot authenticate Love bangles, but this is pretty much a dead giveaway that it’s a counterfeit. Every Cartier piece’s serial number is unique and one of a kind. No chance of a duplicate.

Find a reputable dealer

While it’s helpful to read articles (like the many you’ll find on our blog!) and guides on eBay, in addition to asking Cartier devotees in online luxury shopping forums, remember there’s no way to tell for certain that what you’re buying is authentic unless you’re buying from a reputable seller. We’re easier to spot than a fake Love bangle, promise!

This is the handy acronym we use to find a reputable Cartier dealer:


Longevity: Decades of happy customers don’t lie.

Open Communication: Do they call you back? Facebook you? Text you? Direct message you videos of rings on Instagram when you request?

Verifiable: Do they have Yelp & eBay reviews? Will they show you proof of a diamond’s certification, a watch’s papers, or a designer piece’s original box?

Easy Returns: Clearly stated, black and white, simple for you and protective of your money.

That last part – about returns – is the most crucial. This lets you, if you have any doubt, inspect the bracelet in person risk-free. Yes, you’ll likely pay shipping costs, but if you do that and discover something’s just a little “off” about your new purchase, it’s better to be out $20 than $6000, you know?

With your Love bangle in hand, you’ll need to have it authenticated in person. It’s getting more difficult to do this – we don’t do it anymore, we used to – because Cartier stopped the practice. Occasionally, you can catch a sales associate in a good mood and show them your purchase and receive a wink & a nod that you’ve got the real deal, but they don’t authenticate Love bangles anymore.

If you want assurance that your Love bangle is real before buying, based on photos alone, you’re out of luck. It’s impossible to authenticate a Love bangle based only on photos, even for a Cartier S.A. – that’s how good today’s “SuperFakes” are. It spoils the thrill of the chase for the bargain hunters in us all, but Cartier has no reason to encourage shoppers to pay less for coveted Love bracelets, so they don’t encourage the secondhand market.

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Raymond Lee Jewelers

As a business that enjoys buying and selling all Cartier jewelry – not just Love bangles – we clearly disagree! And while we cannot authenticate your Love bangle, either online or in person, we do stand behind our own Cartier inventory 100%.

We pride ourselves on selling only authentic designer estate jewelry, and if we have even the shadow of a doubt something is fake, we don’t buy it. Unless, of course, we want to make an example of it with a highly detailed blog post. But rest assured we aren’t paying the same price we do to our clientele selling authentic Cartier.

Raymond Lee Jewelers has a reputation as a trustworthy seller of pre-owned designer jewelry, and we’d never risk that with a suspicious piece. So when you’re buying from us, you get our buyers’ decades of expertise, often the original box and papers for your piece, and always our 30 day 100% money back guarantee. Because we LOVE our Cartier clientele.

The Difference Between Cartier Love Bracelet Old vs New

We hope this Cartier Love bracelet fake vs real guide has been useful. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us or leave a comment below. 

107 Responses to Fake Cartier Love Bracelet – How to Spot One

  1. Rachael -

    January 12, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Hi can you help me,

    How do you spot a fake Cartier lasieres bracelet?

    Thank you


  2. patricia pound -

    February 22, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you for this information. I have found a white gold Cartier with the serial number CRT2245. It has 750 stamp. There is no screw driver to open lock. The lock can be opened but it is very hard. I need additional information about the lock. Can a real Cartier be opened with out the key? I would appreciate any information.

    Thank You,
    Patricia Pound

  3. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    February 25, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Hi Patricia, Thank you for reading! You can use any screwdriver that fits to open a Love bracelet.

  4. Claudio -

    March 14, 2015 at 9:14 am

    I would like to buy a real love cartier bracelet ..do you have it?..what is the price ?.pls reply to my email adress..tks

  5. Vitaliy -

    March 15, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    I had found braslets with number inside is G750 [*100]
    20 Cartier (c) N16563

  6. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    March 18, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    Hi Claudio! You can see our current selection of Cartier Love bangles here: //raymondleejewelers.net/products/products-page/designer-brandscartiercartier-love-bangles/

  7. Mary Cassidy -

    March 23, 2015 at 3:50 am

    I have recently purchased a Cartier bracelet with these numbers printed on the inside. 518 Cartier OL2525. Are you able to inform me if it is a fake. Many thanks Mary

  8. Jessica Furlan -

    April 4, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    I think I have a Cartier bracelet and im not sure because I have never seen one like it and I need help

  9. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    April 7, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Hi Patricia!

    A Cartier bracelet can be opened with any screwdriver that fits in the bit.

  10. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    April 7, 2015 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Jessica,

    Your best bet is taking the bracelet to a Cartier boutique for authentication.

  11. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    April 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Mary,

    Unfortunately we’d need to see your bracelet to authenticate it. However you can always bring it to a Cartier boutique or call them to verify a serial number.

  12. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    April 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Rachael,

    We would need to see your bracelet. Your best bet is to bring it to a Cartier boutique.

  13. insertusername -

    May 5, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    The link you provided to one of the bangles looks more like the bangle in the photo showing what the ‘fake’ one looks like. Is the picture incorrect?

  14. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Hi There,

    Which link are you referring to? Every Love bangle we sell is authentic.

  15. Haute Couture by J -

    May 13, 2015 at 6:15 pm

    Pertaining to the far less expensive Aldo Cipullo 18Kt Electroplate Love Bracelet that was distributed by Charles Revson in 1970, would you happen to know what the electroplate is bonded to? What type of metal? Thanks!

  16. Karen -

    May 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm

    Really helpful, the only thing I need help with after yours, is how do I work out size. I have seen some at 16 17 and 20 I have large rist and like movement even with a watch. it the size in centimetres.

  17. jane buford -

    May 16, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    my cartier love bracelet is signed by aldo cipulo and says 1970 inside as well as cartier. My mother died and left me her bracelet. I have no box. I took it to cartier for repair and they said they could not authenticate it. I don’t understand why because they also said their jewelers wouldn’t fix it if were fake. My local jeweler said he’s not sure and is only appraising it for 4k.
    How can I really be sure once and for all?

  18. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 19, 2015 at 9:40 am

    The size is in cm 🙂

  19. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 19, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Not off the top of my head, but I am going to find out for you!

  20. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 19, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Hi Jane,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Cartier should have authenticated it, though customers have told me that their SA’s wouldn’t authenticate (and yes, very frustrating considering they won’t touch a fake…you’d think that would give it away!) Let me talk to Jeff & Lee and see if there are any tricks they can think of. The vintage bracelets are so tricky to authenticate, but let me see if we can help.

  21. Kim -

    May 19, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    I’m sure I have an authentic love bracelet but I can’t get it to unscrew please help

  22. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 20, 2015 at 11:42 am

    Sometimes they can just be very difficult if they haven’t been opened in a while. You can use any screwdriver that will fit though – not just the tiny ones that come with the bracelets. One with a longer handle will give you more leverage. If you still can’t get it open, bring it to us if you’re local!

  23. Shazy -

    May 24, 2015 at 12:01 am

    I’m looking at a Cartier Blue Topaz Tank ring which are now discontinued, how can I verify if it’s authentic?

  24. junior -

    May 25, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Hey I had found a bracelet that said cartiel on it 750 (c) OL4786 and it has like too squares thing and like a I y together and it’s white I guess white gold and like were the diamonds are located there’s like a white thing under the diamonds around the bracelet I’m trying to find out if is not fake u know real . Thank you please

  25. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Junior,

    We’d really need to see your bangle in person to determine if it’s real.

  26. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 27, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Hi Shazy,

    Your best bet is to take it to Cartier!

  27. JH -

    June 11, 2015 at 12:15 am

    If I send you some pictures of my cartier love bangle by email, can you tell me that it is fake or real?

  28. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    June 12, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Hi There,

    Unfortunately we cannot authenticate Cartier Love bangles, as Cartier no longer verifies the bangles. We can spot fakes, but if the authority itself has discontinued the practice, we can’t claim to be more knowledgeable than Cartier about authentic Love bangles.

  29. NinaM -

    June 29, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I have a question about another Cartier line – Meli Melo rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces. Does any one know if there are fakes/imitations BUT OUT OF REAL GOLD AND JEWELS? I recently bought a ring and earrings, they are real 18K gold with real diamonds and gemstones, almost exact design as on Cartier pages, but with VERY small variations and there is NO Cartier stamps on them. But design is identical AND metal/stones are real. What could it be? who would go through trouble of using such expensive materials to duplicate Cartier and NOT put a “Cartier” or any stamp on it? This is a mystery! please advise.

  30. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    June 29, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Hi Nina,

    It’s very likely that Meli Melo is copied by other fine jewelers who aren’t Cartier, to re-create the look at a slightly lower price point. If they’re calling it Meli Melo it’s blatantly counterfeit, but if they’re mimicking the style, it’s just unoriginality. The same thing happens with the Tutti Frutti bracelet all the time – they aren’t Cartier, but the exact same style.

  31. Yorkie-lover -

    July 8, 2015 at 8:41 am

    I bought a Cartier bracelet from a consignment shop in Japan. There is no writing in it. I’m afraid it is a fake. I filed a chargeback with my bank but I need to get the bracelet authenticated before 7/20/15. Can you help please? I live in NYC.

  32. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    July 8, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    Hi There,

    Unfortunately we cannot authenticate bracelets anymore, as Cartier doesn’t offer this service either. However a Love bangle without any engraving at all on the inside is a huge red flag!

  33. Yorkie-lover -

    July 8, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    Thank for your reply. Is there any way you could write that for me on letterhead for my bank? I just want to send this item back and get a refund. Thanks for any girl you can offer.

  34. sandra -

    July 31, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    I bought a Cartier love bangle 18K 19 750 IP 6688 white is any way to verify if its authentic? They gave me original box and certificate. Also bought a Cartier watch Pasha Pink Blue Dial Limited Edition Watch W3108199 Serial Number 2324 9222308UF also with box and certificate is there any way to verify if both are authentic? Please advise. Thank you

  35. marko -

    November 14, 2015 at 12:07 am

    HELLO ,

    I have a question ,

    does the love bangle come with a card like Rolex does. ?
    Also how can you tell when the love bangel was made the year it was made?

  36. melissa -

    January 19, 2016 at 9:54 am

    Hi, do you know when cartier lover bracelet change from the old model to new model ( the screw part I mean, old one is removable and the new one is not )

  37. Susan price -

    January 23, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    H there,I have a Cartier bangle with ’17 *100 Cartier ‘ inscribed on the inside,it also has the letter c in a circle and another small symbol with the numbers NH5150 ,could you tell me if I have a fake? Thankyou for your time.
    Susan price

  38. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    January 27, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Susan, thanks so much for reading! Unfortunately we can no longer authenticate Cartier Love bangles (for more info, read here: http://blog.raymondleejewelers.net/why-we-cant-authenticate-cartier/) That blog post also has a few tips about shopping smart and red flags we personally look for when shopping. Thank you again for reading!

  39. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    January 27, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Hi Melissa,

    Thanks for reading! The newest model was released in 2011.

  40. Kathy -

    March 6, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Is it normal for a cartier love bracelet not have the size number marked in the bracelet? I was told that the bracelet was a older version and it is the cuff not the closed version (where you need a screw) it has all the other markings but the size number. Could the bracelet be real?

  41. Al Rodz -

    March 7, 2016 at 9:28 pm

    Hi, I recently found a Love bracelet on the beach in Miami. Didn’t think much about it because it was in two pieces. Until I got home and realized that it wasn’t broken at all. Once I looked it up it turns out its a real Cartier Love Bracelet (18K yellow gold). Not sure what I should do with it.

  42. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    March 11, 2016 at 2:10 pm

    Hi Al, we will be happy to take a look if you are interested in selling.

  43. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    March 11, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    Hi Kathy! It’s possible, unfortunately we can no longer authenticate Love bracelets, cuffs, or bangles.

  44. Al Rodz -

    March 11, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    I will contact you guys. Thank you.

  45. Robin -

    April 4, 2016 at 1:28 am

    I am considering buying a rose gold LOVE that I saw at a reputable jewelry store in Los Angeles. However, the serial number has a “J1” after it and the serial number, Hallmark, etc… are on the opposite half as the yellow gold I own that was purchased from Cartier. I was told that it is from Japan. Does anyone know if that is accurate?

  46. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    April 4, 2016 at 11:45 am

    Hi Robin!

    I talked to our owners about this question and they agree it could be correct. Unfortunately because of today’s knock offs that are so super perfect we don’t really recommend buying a preowned one with out documentation from Cartier and from our experience Cartier will not authenticate anything unless you are the original owner. Even reputable stores can make mistakes (as we can unfortunately testify!)

  47. Carolyn -

    April 8, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    My mother gave me a lovely bangle 20 years ago that looks like a Love bracelet. It has the Cartier logo inside alongside the number 526. I think it’s a fake, though, because it’s stamped 9ct. She bought it at an auction in England without any provenance. Am I right to assume it’s not authentic? Thanks!

  48. Liz at RLJ -

    April 11, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Hi Carolyn!

    It’s impossible for us to say without seeing it (and even then it would be an educated guess.) It could be real, because the vintage pieces from the 70’s didn’t have the same authenticity markers that more recent models do. The 9kt stamp would make us suspicious too though!

  49. Mark -

    April 30, 2016 at 11:57 pm

    I bought a love bracelet that was claimed to be 18k gold. the stamp on the inside is listed as and in this order

    750 19 Cartier R IP 8866 *001 (actually a star followed by 001 enclosed in a rectangle) followed by the alpha sign.

    Is this gold plated. I have seen other love bracelets with *IT0 in a rectangle and the stamp order different. I am very confused. Was hoping you had an immediate answer to this question.



  50. Robin -

    May 1, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Hi Mark,
    You can take it to a reputable jeweler to find out if it is solid 18k or simply gold plate. However, they may not be able to tell you if it is a real Cartier piece – the replicas are pretty darn near perfect.

    Good luck!

  51. Mark -

    May 4, 2016 at 1:55 am

    Any idea about the hallmarks. Are those usual or unusual. What does the 001 mean. The order etc

  52. Robin -

    May 4, 2016 at 2:23 pm


    The Hallmarks have evolved over the years, therefore it’s difficult to say. Just so you know, I purchased a rose gold that looked and felt PERFECT when compared with the two (while & yellow) that were purchased from Cartier Beverly Hills. However, I felt something was just not right about it. I couldn’t put a finger on it, so I wore it to Cartier BH. While on my wrist, the customer service said they could not authenticate, but it certainly appeared to be an authentic piece.
    But, upon returning home, I removed all three to clean the two I already owned as they were a bit dull as compared to the new one. And there it was — the screws on the inside were quite different from the real ones!!! It was an excellent counterfeit piece. I probably would not have noticed or known had I not had two real ones to compare it to.
    I immediately contacted the seller (on EBay) and he said to return it. I thought that is strange as he asked no questions. The return address was, well… let’s just say the name and address were different than what was on the delivery package I received and sounded familiar to a name that would be associated with making replica items.

    Good Luck! I suggest if you’re only saving a a thousand to fifteen hundred, go buy the real thing from Cartier.

  53. Raymond Lee Jewelers -

    May 4, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Robin you hit the Juste Un Clou on the head!

  54. mary joy -

    May 8, 2016 at 7:45 am

    I have cartier bangles but It doesn’t have a cartier stamp inside, It is 14 karat, there’s a stamp “585” and italy on the lock. Is it authentic or replica?

  55. Liz at RLJ -

    May 9, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Hi Mary Joy! Unfortunately we can no longer authenticate Cartier Love bangles.

  56. nathan -

    May 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I’ve saw the same one on eBay number is ip 6688 i don’t think there real i have a real one and there not in that order and all serial numbers are one off there a comment above with some one asking about the same serial number

  57. Jackie -

    May 21, 2016 at 12:46 am

    I ordered the Cartier screwdriver pendant on eBay from Japan and it comes with the certificate. Problem is that the certificate doesn’t have the red Cartier stamp or the cc seal on it. Seller said the store that sold the piece was not a direct Cartier boutique therefore there is no stamping. Can this be true and the piece still authentic? I have until Monday to cancel the order. Please help

  58. Liz at RLJ -

    May 23, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Hi Jackie,

    It’s possible that it’s authentic, for example if we sold a screwdriver separately we might not have any papers for it at all. It would be weird for them to sell it with their own certificate though, as the Cartier one is really what matters.

  59. kay -

    June 1, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    hi! my exbf had given me a cartier love bracelet but it has no screw, I can remove it by just pressing it hard. it has serial numbers and al inside abd says Cartier. I am now suspecting that the bracelet is a fake one. could you please help me? thanks

  60. Liz at RLJ -

    June 3, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Hi Kay! Unfortunately I can’t authenticate your bracelet, BUT I will say that every authentic Cartier Love bracelet requires a screwdriver to remove. It doesn’t necessarily have to be the Cartier screwdriver, just whatever one will work, but it’s a process to remove it. I hope this helps!

  61. Paula -

    June 10, 2016 at 9:46 pm

    Hi, I picked up a screw bracelet that really looks to be authentic. However, when I went to the Cartier website, the mark was different. I read your comparisons of REAL vs FAKE and it seems to be real. The mark is as follows and is very crisp: G750 *100 in a rectangle, 20 Cartier with a copyright symbol in the “northeast” corner of the R, NO4833. It appears to be rose gold, and the screwdriver did not come with it. Any ideas if this is fake or not. It tests positive for 18 K and is weighs approximately 17.5 grams. Thanks for any help!

  62. Liz at RLJ -

    June 13, 2016 at 10:00 am

    Hi Paula! Thanks for reading. What your describing certainly sounds authentic, however we can’t authenticate Love bangles because of the prevalence of “Super Fakes” – even Cartier stopped offering authentication services & instead only guarantees authenticity of bangles bought at Cartier boutiques. We think you can still reliably purchase them secondhand, as long as the retailer passes our L.O.V.E. test.

  63. Paula -

    June 13, 2016 at 3:19 pm

    Hi Liz, Thanks for your reply. I was concerned about the mark on my bracelet as I did not see the marks like mine on the Cartier website. The “G” inform of the 750, The copyright symbol at the top right of the “R” instead of in a straight line. Another website I saw said BOTH sides of the bracelet should be marked 750. Mine is only stamped on one side. You are correct that Cartier will not authenticate it. They replied right away and said that. I want to sell this bracelet and it does look to be the real deal, but I am still not 100 % sure. I would appreciate any other info you can offer. Thanks, Paula

  64. E Tang -

    June 16, 2016 at 10:57 am

    I have an option to purchase a Cartier love bracelet white gold . Seller claims it is authentic from Italy and comes with cert. However I was informed that the weight is only 17 gms as this is for the Asian market . Are there authentic bracelets at 17 gm? Size is 16.

  65. Liz at RLJ -

    June 17, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Hi there,

    Unfortunately we cannot advise you on this purchase. Thank you so much for reading, and I’m sorry we can’t help!

  66. Sarah -

    June 17, 2016 at 9:40 pm

    Did Cartier ever make these bangles in nine cars good?

  67. Sarah -

    June 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    Sorry that should say nine carat gold

  68. Liz at RLJ -

    June 20, 2016 at 10:33 am

    To our knowledge, no.

  69. saul juarez -

    June 24, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    my mother in law died leaving my daughter a bracelet the screws are even in side it says 750 16 cartier followed by a small circle with a r inside followed by ip followed by6638 and a rectangular little box with a small star and 001 inside followed by what looks like an a cant realy tell if its an a but it looks like one.can you help us out

  70. Liz at RLJ -

    June 27, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Hi Saul,

    Unfortunately we are no longer able to authenticate Love bangles.

  71. alicia ramos -

    July 3, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    hola, tal vez puedan ayudarme encontre tirado en la calle ,en mi ultimo viaje a madrid, una pequeña joya esta rota, no puedo asegurarlo pero parece un pendiente, en el lado de atras esta la firma cartier 750 y un número d51809, estan engarzados 5 rubies y aprox 11 diamantes? .Podrían decirme si es autentico.gracias

  72. Holly endfield -

    July 7, 2016 at 2:04 pm


    I was given a Cartier love bracelet for my birthday but I am now sceptical about it being fake as the serial number is CRD 094835 but when I google pictures on the Cartier site, this is the serial number visible on the website models too and I thought each serial number is unique? I know you cannot authenticate the bracelet for me but would you be able to tell me if it’s possible that I just happened to get the one with the same serial number as on the website or is this likely to be a fake? Also, if I call Cartier and give them the serial number will they be able to confirm whether it is real or fake that way?



  73. Liz at RLJ -

    July 8, 2016 at 11:57 am

    Hi Holly,

    You are correct, no two items have the same serial number. From what you’re describing, it unfortunately sounds like you have a replica. Cartier may be able to confirm the existence of an item with your serial over the phone, but unless they can tell you the year of that item’s issue you wouldn’t be able to tell if it’s the same authentic item with that serial.

  74. annah -

    July 22, 2016 at 2:33 am

    750 19 cartier ip 6688 c1 this number is written inside it is a real one or fake???

  75. Liz at RLJ -

    July 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Annah,

    Unfortunately we can no longer authenticate Love bangles, but thank you for reading.

  76. Susan Nickels -

    August 11, 2016 at 2:26 am

    How do I know what size my bracelet is? I do not have the original certificate. Is it stamped on the bracelet somewhere?

  77. Liz at RLJ -

    August 11, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Hi Susan! It should be stamped right by the 750 stamp in gold bracelets or the 950 in platinum. Otherwise you can just measure the inside with a fashion measuring tape, the centimeters correspond to the size. For more info, please check out this post about Love Bangle sizing. Thank you for reading!

  78. mabel harri -

    September 5, 2016 at 11:34 pm

    I know this article is a year old but I have a question. Are the replicas thicker? I’ve been researching to buy one pre-owned (thank you for this great article) and it seems some of the love bracelets are thicker then others. I don’t know what is the true thickness. Do you know?

  79. Liz at RLJ -

    September 6, 2016 at 11:02 am

    Hi Mabel,

    Authentic Love bangles are 6.5mm wide and 2mm thick.

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    September 15, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    Contact me regarding tbis

  81. Ana -

    September 20, 2016 at 11:17 am

    My exbf gave me a love bangle a few years ago. I went to a pawnshop to check if i can pawn it to them. It has CRD number inside and looks really authentic. They did some ‘test’ and informed me that the gold is just a layer of the bracelet. Does this mean that it’s fake? Thanks

  82. Iryna -

    October 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    That’s a bit funny when someone claims he/she could spot the difference between real and fake when it comes about a very simple piece of gold with diamonds… Even there could be a very special alloy… If you visit any world jewelry show nearly all of manufacturers have this bracelet in stock and nearly all of them had original one as a sample. So who can tell is there is something complicated in LOVE bracelet?

  83. Liz at RLJ -

    October 24, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Great question. There are plenty of fine jewelry replicas or inspired pieces, but they aren’t authentic (made by Cartier) Love Bangles. If someone wants a simple and chic gold bangle with or without diamonds, you’re right – they could go to their favorite jeweler whoever it is. But if you want a Cartier Love Bangle, you want the authentic item!

  84. Rashmi -

    November 1, 2016 at 2:37 am

    Great blog on how to identify fake bangles, and the real one.The blog was worth reading.Thanks for sharing the blog.

  85. Mrs jones -

    December 4, 2016 at 2:27 pm

    Hi what does au750 mean on a Cartier love bangle?

  86. Mrs jones -

    December 4, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    And is it fake or genuine?

  87. Liz at RLJ -

    December 5, 2016 at 10:58 am

    It’s referring to the material, gold. Unfortunately we cannot authenticate any Love bangles, but thank you for reading!

  88. Mrs jones -

    December 5, 2016 at 11:00 am

    What about *ITO


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  90. Janet Stanley -

    January 19, 2019 at 4:27 am

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    March 1, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    I saw a question above. Ip 6688 white gold 750 if it’s authentic? I saw the same number on a white gold one and a yellow gold one. They both had the R with a circle around it. Does that mean Replica?

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    I was offered a rose gold love bracelet with old screw system but it has a certificate that it was purchased in 2015 in Hong Kong. Can you please advice whether that is possible ? Couldnt it have been purchased in 2015 as an old screw system ? Thank you

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