6 Problems with buying Knockoff Jewelry

Knockoff jewelry, including necklaces, rings, watches, and bracelets, are sold throughout the U.S. and elsewhere in the world. These knockoff pieces are designed to look exactly like a designer brand and oftentimes feature that name on the piece. While purchasing knockoff jewelry pieces may seem like a good idea at the time, many reasons point to a bad decision. Here are six reasons why you shouldn’t purchase knockoff jewelry.

 

1. It’s Illegal

 

The biggest drawback of buying a knockoff: it’s illegal to create or sell these items. Purchasing these items puts you at risk of legal recourse, or at a minimum, shows your support of copyright infringement and illegal activities.

 

2. Appearance

 

There are some pretty nice replicas out there that look nearly identical to the original, but the cost of these near-identical replicas is considerable. Other knockoffs are easily spotted by those with a true designer eye and with this notice you’ll be known as the knockoff king or queen. Could you really live with that title?

3. Health Dangers

 

It is scary to think that a piece of jewelry could be harmful to your health, but it is true. Many knockoff jewelry makers use cheap products that may contain toxic chemicals that can cause a variety of health concerns within your life.

 

4. Monster Skin

 

Unless you’ve been told you wear dark green on your skin like no other person in this world, you want to avoid replica pieces because the fake material may cause a skin reaction which causes green tinting across the skin. We’ve all experienced this before, and without question do not want to endure it again.

 

5. Stealing

 

As mentioned above, it is illegal for the manufacture to create a product and falsely label it as another brand’s product and it makes you a part of illegal activity if you purchase the item. Essentially your purchase of knockoff jewelry is stealing from the actual designer. No matter how much money they have or how you think it won’t hurt, the fact remains that you’re committing this illegal act.

6. Work Environments

 

It is oftentimes children creating fake jewelry pieces, sometimes working in horrific conditions for little to no pay, without benefits, and while enduring a slew of other hardships. Your purchase of replica jewelry keeps these organizations alive -and more children (and adults) hurting.So buy from a reputable company,you may pay a little more but it will be worth it.

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