A big "thanks!" to Em (in this post) who raised a very important subject with the following comment (also "thanks!" to Sweetsy who suggested this for a post):
I don't know where to post this but... watch out for fake bee necklaces on eBay. Like this one. It is definitely fake. ... but if you hadn't seen the authentic version up close it might be hard to tell.There are several pieces of jewelry on eBay claiming to be from J.Crew. Many are pieces purchased by customers from our favorite retailer. Unfortunately, some of them are mass produced fakes.
It's very difficult to tell which items are authentic and which ones are fakes from the online photos. Honestly, it's hard enough to tell between J.Crew from J.Crew Factory jewelry. Now we have to be worried about knock-offs!?!
I guess this is another good reason to save catalogs! This way you can refer back to previous seasons, to see what pieces were offered (and not offered).
What are your thoughts on knock-off J.Crew jewelry? Can you tell which items are authentic and which are fake?