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Tips and Tricks: Know the difference between Fake and Genuine Leather!

One of the easiest ways to check whether it is genuine or not is by pressing the texture of the leather

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New Delhi, Jan 10, 2017: With a number of options available in leather jackets, it’s easy to get duped. Know the difference between fake and genuine leather by the texture and odour, says an expert.

Arshbir Singh Bhatia, Director at Voganow.com, an online platform for buying leather garments and accessories, has given tips and tricks to check the authenticity of the leather:

 1. Easiest ways to check is by pressing the texture of the leather. If it is real, the texture would seem wrinkled and pulled. If it is fake, it would hardly make any difference to the texture when affected by the pressure.

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Also, genuine leather does not crack easily and is quite durable. It can last for more than 10 years. One can easily see a drastic change in jackets crafted in faux leather after using for just one season.

2. Try to check and feel the texture of the leather before making a purchase as little imperfections like creases or scratches are considered to be a good signal while testing the authenticity of genuine leather.

Genuine leather does not smell like plastic or give an odour of chemicals which is obvious with faux leather. A jacket crafted in genuine leather gives more of a natural and swanky touch.

3. On pulling leather, one can see very fine holes which are the hair follicles while on synthetic leather, they are artificially created and disappear on pulling.

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4. Feel the texture of leather. Genuine leather should feel soft and smooth like a skin while faux leather would give a hard and solid touch and feel.

5. Genuine leather can easily absorb water while goods made of faux leather cannot absorb it and the droplets of water would puddle on the surface of the material.

6. Similar to the wrinkle test, another way is by bending the leather as real leather has a unique elasticity while bending it might change the tone. Faux leather remains rigid and regular when bent. (IANS)

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Deepali Mathur, fashion stylist and a brand strategist, has a list of unconventional and head-turning festive jewellery trend suggestions:

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Thanks to the festive as well as wedding seasons, it’s all about the latest fashion trends that is being mostly researched on internet. But how much have you thought about the jewellery which plays an intrinsic role in enhancing your beauty?

Chitwn D Malhotra, founder and lead designer at Dillano Luxurious Jewels Ltd, and Deepali Mathur, fashion stylist and a brand strategist, have a list of unconventional and head-turning festive and wedding jewellery trend suggestions:

 

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* Maangtika, Maathapattis, headgears: These are not just for brides, but can also help you steal the show during the festivities. Exclusive picks such as a diamond drop maangtika or a maathapatti with white kundan or a sleek headgear can cover all your occasions starting from festivals to wedding seasons to New Year madness.

* Shoulder duster earring: Chandeliers are symbols of royalty, luxury and class. However, this season they are representing style, creativity and boldness in the form of shoulder duster earrings. Deliberately designed to brush the clavicles, the long statement danglers are unique in hues and shapes, hence a sure shot way to have all the eyes.

* Cocktail ring: A perfect blend of classic and modern jewellery style, a diamond or sapphire studded cocktail ring is a must-have for this celebration season. Whether a wedding or a party, these contemporary cocktail rings are designed to make fashion statements with traditional as well as western attire.

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* Contemporary yet conventional: An all-time favourite for an everyday wear that weighs less, is a perfect bold finished piece with embellished stones to give a perfect elegant look.

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* Polki and traditional motifs: Uncut polki with pastel meenakari are in huge trend this festive season. It gives a traditional and royal look to every modern woman. An absolute balance between being trendy and traditional whereas jewellery crafted using traditional motifs such as peacock, lotus or any other in gold finish options are perfect for an ethnic and contemporary attire. (IANS)