After a close interaction with one of my friends who is an expert seller of shades and glasses and a specialist of Ray Bans, I came to know that majority of their clients who bring their “Ray Ban” shades to them for repairs or extra parts are carrying fake shades and have no clue at all.
Here’s how to detect a genuine Ray-Ban from a phoney.
1. Quality and wrap up
Original Ray-Ban shades are handmade in Italy and, in that capacity, are of a decent nature of the material and wrap up. Hold your Ray-Bans and have a close look. Do they feel a quality weight? Is the complete around the joints of a high calibre? Genuine acetate Ray-Bans like the Wayfarer aren’t made in a form, they are cut from a strong piece of amazing acetate and hand cleaned.
They ought to have no creases or unpleasant joints in the acetate material. On the off chance that you don’t have the chance to look carefully and feel the item at that point possibly it’s best not to purchase.
All Ray-Ban lenses are of the best quality, yet most of the classic Ray-Ban plans accompany predominant glass focal points. Tap the lenses deliberately and feel on the off chance that they are made of glass. Fakes hardly utilize glass focal points. On the off chance that it’s not glass at that point don’t freeze, some fresher outlines utilize different materials; Try checking for the logos.
All unique Ray-Bans have an “RB” carved onto one lens (check the far-left half of the left focal point) and “Ray Ban” written in white in the best corner of the other. On fakes, this drawing will either be missing or of low quality. The “RB” drawing ought to be fresh and carved, not painted on.
If you have picked a Ray-Ban with polarised lenses, at that point the correct focal point will have “Ray-Ban P” written in the top corner yet the “RB” carving continues as before. Obviously polarised lenses cost some additional (discover why here) so you’ll be needing to make certain you have the enraptured focal points you paid for. Ray-Ban Polarized focal points dependably have “Ray-Ban P” in the best corner. If the “P” is missing, be alert.
A silver shaded seven-barrel hinge can be spotted on all Ray-Ban original Wayfarers. This implies the hinge has seven interlocking circles for the dart to go through. Hinges of this quality are not typically found on second-rate counterfeit shades. The hinge itself is held to the acetate (plastic) outline with two metal bolts on the front and two on the sides.
Obviously, other original Ray-Ban models will have diverse hinges dependably watch that they look of good quality. On the off chance that the casing is made of acetate (plastic) at that point the hinges ought to be installed flawlessly into the casing instead of demonstrating any hints of paste or softened plastic.
Depends on metal casings like the Aviator ought to be held with brilliant screws that match the shade of the metal casing.
4. Nose Pads
Nose pads are the little-rubberised pads that support the sunglasses. Most Ray-Ban metal shades have straightforward nose cushions with the Ray-Ban logo emblazoned into their centre.
On a couple of their metal shades, the nose cushions will be a pale peach shading however the logo on the metal focus will at present be noticeable if you look carefully. Most fakes won’t have these nose cushions.
Genuine Ray-Ban shades accompany a Ray-Ban case. There are distinctive cases for various outlines, yet most closely resemble a tan or dark cowhide. You additionally get a Ray-Ban marked cleaning fabric. Search for the Ray-Ban logo on the stud of the case; fakes are regularly missing this.
Where did you get it?
To offer unique new Ray-Ban shades you should be an enrolled merchant. On the off chance that you got it anyplace other than a genuine merchant’s store then it could well be a phoney. On the off chance that you are in any uncertainty if the merchant is true blue at that point don’t purchase.
Why does it matter?
While it may appear that you’ve gotten a decent arrangement in purchasing a phoney combine of shades that nearly look like it, recollect that phoney items are awful for everybody:
1. They are regularly made in manufacturing plants that don’t regard their worker’s rights, well-being and security.
2. They are unsafe. Shades are made to prevent UV radiation from harming your eyes and fakes infrequently agree to security norms. As the dark lenses influence your pupils to widen without sifting through the harming UV light, wearing a phoney can frequently be more awful for your eyes than wearing nothing by any stretch of the imagination.
3. They increment the cost of the firsts as the genuine makers need to factor in the expenses of battling the fakers.
4. Genuine items accompany genuine guarantees if something turns out badly. They are costlier because they are made with quality materials.
Also, any individual who knows certified Ray-Bans will most likely observe that they’re phoney at any rate. You may very well wind up looking shoddy.