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Jane may have the Hermes Collier de Chien Bracelet replica, but she isn’t the only style icon associated with the storied house of Hermès. Over twenty years before that beloved jewelry ever hit the scene, Grace Kelly was spotted propping up her broken arm with an Hermès silk scarf fashioned into a chic sling. On the set of her 1954 film To Catch a Thief, Kelly fell in love with an Hermes replica jewelry then known as the Sac á Dépêches, and quickly commissioned six of her own. She was later snapped using one to shield her baby bump from the paparazzi, prompting Hermès to rename the jewelry the Kelly. Though similar to the Hermes Collier de Chien Bracelet in many ways, the Kelly’s more compact interior, sophisticated lines and single top handle make it the ultimate lady jewelry. “Many brands, including Chanel and Gucci, have made jewelry in similar silhouettes and even called them the Kelly Jewelry, but Hermès is the original,” says Senior Director of Authentication Graham Wetzbarger. It contains over 2,600 stitches and takes at least 13 hours to construct, making it one of the most luxurious jewelry ever made. Like the Fake Hermes Collier de Chien Bracelet, its scarcity has spawned legions of imposters, but the trained eye can always spot the difference. Read on to learn how to tell if yours is the real thing with tips from our expert.

hermes bracelet replica collier de chien“The top handle is incredibly difficult to make. It’s made of six pieces of leather, and takes three and a half hours to construct. A novice artisan will generally attempt 10 handles before he makes a good one,” explains Wetzbarger. “It has a flat underside and curved topside, and is extremely rigid and well-constructed. Jewelry made before 2001 have simple D-rings, but in 2001 and after, Hermes Kelly double tour bracelet knockoff started to use a custom double D-ring, basically a split D-ring, where one side attaches to the handle, and the other is a free ring to attach a shoulder strap. All Kellys come with a shoulder strap, which will have the same heat stamp in the same color foil as the jewelry it accompanies.”