How to spot fake Swarovski cube beads 5601

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I have recently come across some fake Swarovski 5601 cube beads - they are good - and if you don't have the real thing to hand to compare it with - it could be difficult to tell whether you have the genuine article. When you compare them side by side - the clear crystal fakes are slightly duller, slightly larger (only just a mm or so), and  have larger holes.

But if you don't have a real one to compare with - The fakes I have seen which are currently being marketed have a different number of cuts. If you look at the line running from any one corner to another - in the Swarovski cube there are 2 narrow facets or cuts running from corner to corner. With the fakes there was only one cut (facet) from corner to corner.
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