How Could U Tell If Jewelery Is Real ...
alex

Sycamore, GA

#427 Aug 18, 2009
sasunaru66 wrote:
I have a few necklaces that I have been told are gold but i'm not sure.
on the tag thing it says "made in korea" on one side and another it says "american showcase"
I have one, too. Did you find out if it was gold?
Curious

United States

#428 Aug 21, 2009
ggg wrote:
<quoted text> this is totally incorrect.. Gold is slightly attracted to a magnet, but cannot be made into a magnet.
Same story for silver, I just tried.
kkdf

Lewisville, TX

#429 Sep 12, 2009
Questions wrote:
My granmother has a ring that is supposedly over 100 years old and it has a star and then a capital M. So it looks something like this,*M. I was wondering if anyone knew what this meant if anything?
Yes, it means that it was made at a factory located in the southern united states that stamps all of its manufactured jewelry with an "*" followed by the first letter of the month it was made. in this case, it wuold have been made in March or May. If it is 100 years old, then it would have been made in March or May 1909. Thanks.
kkdf

Lewisville, TX

#430 Sep 12, 2009
joey wrote:
i have a gold necklace and the pedant is saphire with diamons surounding it. On the back of it is stamped 'ROMAN' but no 14k or 18k etc. Is this even real or fake? Please help A.S.A.P
Its fake. The only way to tell if gold is real is by the stamp 14k or 18k. No other test can verify for sure other than this. It is well known that romans wear bronze and/or silver, so thi is definitely fake. Thanks.
kkdf

Lewisville, TX

#431 Sep 12, 2009
jlat wrote:
i have a bracelet that has w germany stapmed on inside what does that mean
It means that you should take a trip to Germany and take one in the rear. What do you think it means?????
kkdf

Lewisville, TX

#432 Sep 12, 2009
Vwalla wrote:
Ok so evryone seems to no lots bout Gold here... anyone heard of Geneva? I have a Geneva Gold watch that also says Quartz on it and has a stainless steel back. any ideas?
Geneva is a relatively inexpensive watch, so doubt its worth much. Very unlikely to be real gold.
kkdf

Lewisville, TX

#433 Sep 12, 2009
angelb wrote:
<quoted text>
ghostwriter, you are an ass! Who are you to sit on your huge lard butt and judge others for simply asking a question. I am sure you are a highly successful individual considering your general disdain for mankind. Can't say nothing nice, don't say nothing at all!!
bull chit. He can say whatever he wants to an idiot trying to become a business man with a 50 cent investment. so dumb. get over it.
kkdf

Lewisville, TX

#434 Sep 12, 2009
all i know is that there are a whole bunch of really really stupid people asking silly questions about crapola. I'm so sorry for all of you.
Sir Clever

Traverse City, MI

#435 Sep 20, 2009
If the jelwery is something you want to keep and cherish... dont read this and dont try it....

BUT...

If you are trying to sell your gold??

Gold has a chemical reaction to clorine.:)

and remeber 24 k gold is pure gold.. real.

18k gold is mixed with another metal etc.

SO if you purchased a 12k gold watch.. then duhhhh its not "just gold" ...
Lynn

Stigler, OK

#436 Sep 30, 2009
I have a gold necklace that has a yn engraved on the clasp. Does anyone know what this means.
Lawrence

Lawrence, KS

#437 Oct 7, 2009
precious wrote:
we do not have a pone shop
I used to live in Redlands, there's a pawn shop behind Von's on 6th St.
MeMeNoNo

Covington, KY

#438 Oct 12, 2009
I have a ring and my mother wants to know if it is gold.
Hazel

Morristown, TN

#440 Oct 16, 2009
BissaStar wrote:
The poster may no longer be here to read this, but a very simple way to tell if somehting is real gold is to put some foundation and face powder on the back of your hand and then rub the gold against it. If a black mark is left behind it is real gold. Real gold creates a chemical reaction with most makeup that fake gold will not.
Try using a paper clip, it has the same affect. This way is false. I
Hazel

Morristown, TN

#441 Oct 16, 2009
try using a paper clip. it has the same affect. This way is false.
PLANETGEMZ

Jamaica, NY

#442 Oct 17, 2009
TAKE IT TO A JEWELER AND THEY CAN TEST IT FOR YOU. LOOK FOR ANY SPOTS WHERE THE GOLD MAY HAVE CHIPPED OFF AS AN INDICATION THE GOLD IS FAKE.
https://www.planetgemz.com
unknown

Tulsa, OK

#443 Nov 2, 2009
ive heard that if u burn it and it turns black that means its fake is that true?
kennedy

Ganges, Canada

#444 Nov 4, 2009
I have a ring that is silver looking and has CAA 925 on it what is it?
Caz

Kitchener, Canada

#445 Nov 11, 2009
I have a gold pendant and it has little green diamonds around it with a picture of the queen it was passed down to me but it does not have a stamp or state anything on it how do i know if it is fake or maybe even real?

Since: Oct 09

Nanjing, China

#446 Nov 12, 2009
First, you may want to review its weight in grams since gold is better if it is heavier. This can also be sometimes much inexpensive than buying lighter ones.
Second is to check the karat markings, since all real gold are mark with its percentage of purity, the percentage begins to 10 to 24 karat gold.
Next, take a magnet test. If the magnet was unable to pull the gold then it means that you are on a reliable distributor.
Fourth will be the perfume test. It has been said that spraying a perfume on a gold jewelry would reveal its authenticity if it does not fade.
When worn, fake gold tends to leave green marks on the skin and eventually tarnish.
The final review for the product is the scratch test. This will reveal a fake or plated nugget just by scratching it.
Jason Cameron

Vancouver, Canada

#448 Nov 23, 2009
Randy wrote:
The only way is to melt it down, but of course it will destroy the jewellery.
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http://www.canuckjewellers.com
Dude, both of your responses are completely wrong. Where do you get the dumb idea that jewelry must be melted down and separated to tell what it is made of? Jewellers test gold all the time. They don't need to melt down an entire piece just to figure that out.

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