I have not been buying that many Tiffany pieces lately, mostly due to the fact that Tiffany is ranked among one of the most counterfeited brands in the world. This is totally snobbish of me, but I hate investing so much in something only to see the knockoffs everywhere! That is why I have been more selective with the pieces I buy from Tiffany. This necklace is definitely one that I have not seen replicated (yet), and yes I can tell the difference! I have an eye for counterfeit anything! This beauty is on my list!