How Could U Tell If Jewelery Is Real ...
silly spokane

United States

#625 Feb 22, 2011
What does 20 I mean?
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#627 Feb 23, 2011
You may wnat to try the following link in identifyiong your mark, http://www.925-1000.com/index.html
If you can take a picture of the mark I would be happy to look at it.
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Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#628 Feb 23, 2011
The "20 I" mark.....We would need to know more info...Is this on jewelry? Antique??? vintage???? Etc.
ron

United States

#630 Feb 27, 2011
hill billy wrote:
take it to a pawn shop that buys gold..they will test it..really its simple..and some shops wont even charge you..it only taks a couple min.
head 4 the hills dude ,u trust a pawn shop.......
dszimanski

Essex, MD

#631 Feb 27, 2011
ica wrote:
oh n kris what does the 925 mean, cuz i have a ring n its turning black with 925 on the inside whereas another with 925 is fine..hasnt changed colour on me or on the ring?????
well if it helps i have same damn problem.. i have to think that it is hollow silver or silver plated...havin it looked at 2day k...let me know to if u find out b4 me k ...danny
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#632 Feb 27, 2011
The 925 means sterling, being 92.5% pure silver, the reason some jewelry will blacken and others not is due to the alloy(Mix) of the metal. remember 7.5% of Sterling is non silver metal, can be copper, tin , nickle etc.
lina

Wilmington, DE

#633 Mar 5, 2011
hi.
i know the 18 k is 750
anita

Tucson, AZ

#637 Mar 26, 2011
The GE in the 14K GE stands for Gold Electroplate. That is not solid gold.
jewlryGurl

San Francisco, CA

#639 Mar 27, 2011
It could be 18K
10k =.416% gold or 416
14k =.585% gold or 585
18k =.750% gold or 750
21k =.875% gold or 875
22k =.916% gold or often stamped 90 or 916
24k =.999% gold or often stamped 965 or 999
silver is stampled 925
platinum is 965
anna

Slough, UK

#640 Mar 28, 2011
i have a necklace that says 777 on it is it real gold a fake
anna from oxfordshire

Slough, UK

#641 Mar 29, 2011
i have a necklace that says 777 on it is it real gold or fake
rongyun

Hefei, China

#642 Mar 31, 2011
They are so beautiful.Ilike them very much .Iknow another website .there are many beautiful jewelries .If you are a beautiful girl,you must go to have a look.
rongyun

Hefei, China

#643 Mar 31, 2011
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v-victory

Jinhua, China

#644 Apr 1, 2011
It is such a funny topic.
My answer is an old saying Pure gold does not fear furnace
Shirley in Jax

Jacksonville, FL

#645 Apr 2, 2011
Patty wrote:
I have a question for someone, and have repeatedly hit a dead end, in searching. I have a necklace that says 24K,(I understand that one) then next to that it has the letters GB, I want to know what does GB stand for.... HELP
It may mean Gold bonded I bought a ring that was a ton of gold 60s ring and it had alot of small stones saphires emaralds and tanzinite when I took for an appraisal to a jeweler they said it was not bonded I don't know what bonding gold means but they charged me $30 to bond it.. So it might mean gold bonded 24K gold Maybe you can research bonding on rings.. I am going to look it up also because in all the years of buying jewelry I never heard of it need sto be bonded..
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#646 Apr 2, 2011
Shirley in Jax wrote:
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It may mean Gold bonded I bought a ring that was a ton of gold 60s ring and it had alot of small stones saphires emaralds and tanzinite when I took for an appraisal to a jeweler they said it was not bonded I don't know what bonding gold means but they charged me $30 to bond it.. So it might mean gold bonded 24K gold Maybe you can research bonding on rings.. I am going to look it up also because in all the years of buying jewelry I never heard of it need sto be bonded..
The GB indeed signifies Gold Bonding, a process similar to "Gold Filled", The plating is much heavier than standard plate/electroplate, generally equivalant to 1/10th to 1/20th of the entire weight.
Manufacturers sometimes used the "GB" marking instead of "plate" or "filled" as a ruse in order to trick buyers into thinking the item was pure gold.
This is not to say that your item is worthless, gold currently trades @ almost $40 a gram (pure 24k), so a minimum of 1/10th of your total weight should be 24k pure gold.
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#647 Apr 2, 2011
I am posting this hopefully to assist anyone out there with questions.

JEWELRY ABBREVIATIONS

GP-----GOLD PLATED

GF-----GOLD FILLED

HGE-----HEAVY GOLD ELECTROPLATE

14K-----RANGES FROM 12K UP

14KP-----14 PLUMB-----14/24 PURE (.585 PURE)

PLUMB IS USED TO GUARANTEE GOLD CONTENT IS NOT LESS THAN SHOWN

CUBIC ZIRCONIAS ARE GENERALLY USED IN 10K JEWELRY

DIAMONDS ARE GENERALLY USED IN 14K AND ABOVE

SOME EUROPEAN COUNTRIES USE THE NUMBER SYSTEM IN PLACE OF KARATS, THUS, A RING MARKED .750 IS 18 KARAT, ONE MARKED .585 IS 14 KARAT, ETC.

GOLD IN JEWELRY

GOLD WASH-----GOLD DEPOSITS WITH A THICKNESS FROM 2 TO 5 MILLIONTH OF AN INCH

GOLD PLATING-----DEPOSITS WITH A MINIMUM THICKNESS OF 7 MILLIONTH OF AN INCH

GOLD INLAYS-----SOLID PIECES OF GOLD OR GOLD ALLOY ATTACHED BY DOVETAILING (USUALLY 14-24 KARAT)

GOLD LEAF-----GOLD LEAF IS VERY THIN, 3-4 MILLIONTH OF AN INCH, MADE SO BY FLATTENING UNDER PRESSURE. CAN BE HAMMERED THIN ENOUGH TO TRANSMIT LIGHT

GOLD FILLING-----REFERS TO A BASE METAL SUCH AS NICKEL THAT HAS GOLD SHEET ATTACHED BY SOLDERING OR SOME OTHER MEANS. GOLD FILLED WAS ONCE COMMONLY USED IN WATCH CASES

HEAVY GOLD PLATE-----A FILM OF FINE GOLD PLATED TO OTHER METALS TO A THICKNESS OF AT LEAST 100 MILLIONTH OF AN INCH.

ROLLED GOLD-----A LAYER OF PLATING, OF 10 KARAT OR BETTER, MECHANICALLY BONDED TO A BASE METAL. GOLD CONTENT MAY BE LESS THEN 1/20TH TOTAL WEIGHT
fredy

United States

#649 Apr 5, 2011
I have this ring tried to get a loan and they told that it was pulling magnet what does that mean
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#650 Apr 5, 2011
Fred, Means that your ring is plated over an alloy that contains ferrous metals,(magnetic), and is not gold.
Sorry.
fredy

United States

#651 Apr 5, 2011
Ed Meyer wrote:
Fred, Means that your ring is plated over an alloy that contains ferrous metals,(magnetic), and is not gold.
Sorry.
ok so what do I do if I purchase this ring at jewelry store.

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