Whether you're buying for yourself or getting a gift for someone else, you can't go wrong with a Cartier ring. The Cartier Trinity ring is especially divine, the ultimate in luxury jewelry as a combination of different metals with intertwining bands. Since you're planning to spend a lot of money on your new trinket, you want to make sure you're getting the real deal and nothing but. The problem is there are lots of imitation Cartier rings out there and it can be hard to tell the difference -- unless, of course, you know what to look for.
Pick up the ring and hold it in your hand. A real Cartier ring is made of only the finest metal, in this case solid gold, so when you're holding the ring it should have some weight to it and not feel as light as plastic. If it does, put it down and forget about it because it's not a real Cartier.
Look over the ring for the signature Trinity ring style. There are multiple bands intertwining with each other, and the ring is made of pure metal, so if you see any flaking on the ring you can tell it's plated and it's not an authentic Cartier creation.
Examine the Cartier logo. The renowned French jeweler always imprints the brand name somewhere on its items, including the Trinity ring. On this ring, the name "Cartier" is enscribed in its signature cursive font style, on the outside of one of the bands. If any of the letters are missing or backwards, you know you're dealing with a fake.
Look on the inside of the ring. Authentic Cartier rings always have a copyright mark imprinted on the inside of the ring band, along with a serial number.
Get the price of the ring. The retail price of the Cartier Trinity rings starts at $725 as of the date of publication, with the price getting higher the more bands the ring has. If you pay anything less, well, you're going to get what you pay for: not a real Cartier.