In Europe, Asia and America there is the special weasel family breed, the sable. However,sable fur is commonly thought as Russian because it’s the main material in coats making in this region. For a long time this fur was the statement of wealth, luxury and fashion. However it costs a fortune to buy a genuine sable coat. Sables may look like the marten family animals, but they have longer ears and head. If you take a traditional sable coat, you may notice that it’s made from soft wool top, a dense coat of fur and another top of longer coat of hair. 

Sable vintage

Russian limitation 

Sable coats are valuable because of their warm practicality, so as a luxury. It’s the most popular types of fur in this industry. Even if it comes from the east, it’s extremely expensive. You may find Canadian sable alternatives, so as American cheaper, but a true sable fur must come from Russia. Why the prices of North American sable coats are different from Russian ones? This is mainly because of sable skin limitation in the east. Russian fur is limited, while it costs less to make a Canadian fur, there is no limit. 

Sable fur is silky and fashion designers loves it for its rarity. If you are ready to invest in sable coat you will not be afraid of its price. While Russian sable is rare in this market, it is highly prized and well made. These coats are light, but warm. If you are wearing Russian sable coat you are making a statement. But if you are economically orientated, it is better to choose Canadian sable. Siberian fur has a high value and high quality, Canadian coats looks alike but has a lesser price. However, in the fur market sable pelts are the most expensive after all, even despite the limitations. There are few ways to identify a genuine sable coat from a cheep falsification. 

Here are four ways of identifying  true and valuable sable fur:

I. You must feel the weight of fur, because Russian so as Canadian sable is lighter than any other type of fur. Not like mink, fox or rabbit. 

II. Make sure how the fur is dyed, in what shades and colours. Russian fur should be dyed in deep brown with a tips of silver, sometimes it even looks blueish. Besides the brown shades, there are some  golden sables. They have reddish brown hair with some light highlights. 

III. You must feel the texture of fur. Pelts must be dense and patterned. The silkiness of fur is the main criterion of sable coats.

IV. Always look at the price tag of the coat. If  the price is less than you accepted it shouldn’t be a genuine sable fur.  

Keep in mind: authentic sable coat will be light, silky and highly priced.

If you still cant afford a genuine Russian sable coat, go for Canadian one. You’ll still look fashionable and feel warm during the coldest winter. So be prepared to get carried away with sable fashion. From hats, trimming, lining, to genuine sable coats. So how about that sable state of mind?