My Ebay Store In 2012 Swarovski stopped putting the COA's (Certificate Of Authenticity) in All pieces of Crystal shipped out to their Wholesale Distributors. If you buy the same piece of crystal from the Swarovski site themselves at the FULL price, I'm to understand that you WOULD get a COA with your piece of crystal. The reasoning for this is because Swarovski is a little disappointed in the reduced prices that the wholesalers are selling for and thus the reduced prices you see the crystal here on ebay for. It is totally understandable that a Company wouldn't want their prices lowered because they don't want to take away from their value. But I don't see it that way. I see it as an excellent, and I mean EXCELLENT, quality of crystal becoming a true collectable for more than just the rich. There are pieces out there that I CAN NEVER afford, but now it is nice to know that there are pieces that I CAN afford and I CAN AFFORD to buy and make available to others like me that LOVE Swarovski. Swarovski is a name that will live on and on because their QUALITY never dies. If I were that company, first I would have the biggest smile on my face :), but all kidding aside, I would be honored that soooo many people want my product. If they would just take a look at how many pieces are up for Auction/Sale and how many collectors are out there that want THEIR crystal. I, myself, wouldn't penalize collectors, in today's economy. We have been penalized enough already... ie: GAS PRICES FOR ONE have forced me to stay home more. So, I'm still going to collect Swarovski, even without their sacred COA, because it's their crystal that I display and have the love for, not the piece of paper. I know it's Swarovski because it is etched in every piece I have! Those who are buying for their value may want to buy directly from Swarovski and get the mighty COA, and in years to come your piece "might be" more valuable than mine... but I KNOW it won't be more beautiful!